What is a Primary source for your topic?
· First person accounts
· Official records of government or agencies
· Unofficial records of organizations
· Collected by survey instruments
Interview recordings or transcripts
· Found in an archive
· Oral history interviews
· Architectural features and themes
A collection guide or finding aid is a detailed guide or inventory of the content of a manuscript or archival collection. The guide helps researchers identify the boxes or folder of interest withing a collection. A typical guide also provides background information on the organization or person who created the material, an overview of the collection and how it is arranged plus a detailed container list and any use restrictions.
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