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A Guide to Primary Sources at the Archives Service Center: Home

Designed to assist researchers who are using the archival collections at the Archives Service Center.

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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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David Grinnell
Archives & Special Collections

7500 Thomas Boulevard

Subjects: Archives