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A Guide to Primary Sources at the Archives Service Center   Tags: archives, archives service center, history, oakland, primary sources, research  

Designed to assist researchers who are using the archival collections at the Archives Service Center.
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  • Archives Service Center
    Information regarding the Archives Service Center (ASC) located at 7500 Thomas Boulevard, which is about 4 miles from Oakland.
  • Search Finding Aids
    This link will take you to search the archives collections finding aids to discover what materials are at the ASC.

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 (North Point Breeze and Wilkinsburg, 1939. This how the Archives Service Center's neighborhood once looked. G. M Hopkins, Volume 2, 1939.)

This guide will assist you in choosing an archival collection to provide primary source research for the seminar paper. It will explain what is a primary source and what types of primary sources are at the Archives Service Center. This guide will also show you how to search the archives for collections relevant to your chosen topic and how to read a collection finding aid. There is also information on visiting the Archives Service Center such as our hours, Hillman shuttle schedule, policies for use of collections, and a suggested citation style for citing archival sources.

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