Other Archival Resources
Below are selected links to other archival resources that may be of interest.
Resources for Locating Archival Repositories/Collections
Library of Congress
Homepage for the Library of Congress, the de facto national library for the United states; includes links to the catalog, digital collections, and online exhibits.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Homepage of NARA, the national archives for the United States; includes links to the NARA catalog of finding aids and digital materials along with valuable information about starting your research in the archives.
National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)
Useful for finding repositories and also for tips on searching for manuscripts; sponsored by the Library of Congress.
Online Archive of California (OAC)
Part of the University of California’s California Digital Library (CDL); provides access to archival finding aids from more than 150 repositories in California, also contains digital materials. The Cal State East Bay University Archives is part of the OAC.
Repositories of Primary Sources
“A listing of over 5000 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources”; resource for finding archives that may contain collections of relevance to your research project.
General Information about Archives/Archivists
Society of American Archivists (SAA)
Information about the archival profession
Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology
Key terms defined; maintained by the Society of American Archivists (SAA)