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The Cold War, Causes of

Finding Aids

Observations:

  • "Archives" = government or organization records or collections
  • "Manuscripts" = papers of individuals often scattered among many collections and institutions
  • Unlike libraries, archival and manuscript collections primarily consist of unique items.

Published Archival and Manuscript Materials - mostly available at Notre Dame

  • ND Catalog
    • Use subject headings like "sources" in combination with keywords.
    • Limit search to items published during time period.
    • Use keywords peculiar to the time period.
    • Search for authors of the time period.
  • WorldCat
    • Use subject headings like "sources" in combination with keywords.
    • Limit search to items published during time period.
    • Use keywords peculiar to the time period.
    • Search for authors of the time period.
    • Use Advanced search and limit to Archival Material
  • Archives USA 
    • Archives almost never loan materials and rarely copy on request.
    • This guide will help with planning for future research.

 

UNpublished Archival and Manuscript Materials -- mostly available elsewhere

See the Archives and Manuscripts Research Guide for a detailed listing of tools that identify collections.