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Intro to Archives

Here you can access resources on archives, archival research, and teaching with primary sources.

This page features educational resources to assist students and teachers of all grade levels with accessing, understanding, and using archives. The sections include a broad introduction to archives, as well as guides on how to use archives in the classroom and how to use a finding aid.

Need or want additional resources? Have more questions about archives or how to do archival research? Let us know by emailing: MuseumEducation@AmPhilSoc.Org! 

Page and resources produced with the help of Selena Bemak, Museum Guide.