is a short, annotated list of websites we like and frequently use
that relate to our work as reference librarians and archivists.
model of a campus-based Western archives. Excellent, award-winning
site detailing the extensive holdings at the University of Wyoming
Reflects the philosophy that their archives is a public treasure.
Energetic, innovative management that reaches out beyond the campus.
Mark Greene, Director.
culmination of a three-year, statewide collaboration of the state's
major universities. Lists over 400 finding aids to the special library
collections of Arizona State University, University of Arizona,
and Northern Arizona University. Excellent source for primary materials
relating to Arizona history, literature, culture, and politics.
Each finding aid is searchable and available for the first time
on the web.
Hosted by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records,
the Arizona Memory Project is a digital repository of images, documents,
maps, and objects from historical repositories across the state
for the Study of Congress:
Founded in 2003, this alliance of institutions and organizations
promote the study of Congress and provide a forum for sharing information,
ideas, and scholarship. Most members represent archives of political
papers from the House and Senate or organizations dealing with public
policy. Excellent portal to numerous sites related to Congress.
Collections at Archival Institutions:
nicely organized portal to Congressional collections originally
compiled by Rebecca Johnson Melvin at the University of Delaware
now hosted on the NARA site. Includes a comprehensive list of the
papers of former Senate and House members indexed by state, institution,
and elected official. Very useful tool since congressional collections
are scattered throughout the country. If you don't see former members
of your Congressional delegation on the list and know where their
collections are housed, contact Kate Mollan at firstname.lastname@example.org
. She'll add them to the list.
group of SAA members and other information professionals working
with political papers. Congressional collections are known for their
size and complexity. This group provides a forum for problem solving,
sharing news and resources.
The Cultural Inventory Project of the Arizona State Library, Archives
and Public Records is a directory of over 600 archives, libraries,
museums, genealogical societies and historical societies located
of Primary Sources:
to archives in Western United States and Canada compiled by Terry
Abraham, Head of Special Collections at the University of Idaho.
The additional links connect to international and specialty archives.
The most comprehensive list available. Frequently updated. See Terry
Abraham's page for numerous scholarly publications.
of American Archivists:
is the professional organization for archivists. This site provides
a wide range of resources for the practicing archivist as well as
students. Includes publications, educational programs, specialized
forums for discussion, and advocacy for archival issues.