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6. How do teachers find historical records for classroom use?

Follow these eight steps as a way to uncover suitable historical records for your instructional purposes.

1. Decide where in the curriculum historical records can be used:

2. Identify repositories. For assistance, consider any of the following within New York State or the United States, or abroad:

3. Contact repositories:

4. Work with reference staff to identify records that might be useful:

5. Review finding aids. Locating historical records is quite different from finding a book in a library:

6. Handle historical records carefully:

7. Identify teachable and useable records:

8. Questions to ask staff about photocopying:

 

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