ERIC Number: ED050759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Collecting and Using Local History.
Miller, Marcia Muth
The local history collection should contain: county histories; city and village histories; state and regional histories; anniversary booklets; company histories; local newspapers; local magazines; genealogies; family albums; diaries; journals, and letters; account books; club yearbooks; school annuals; telephone books, city directories and local maps; and public records. The local history collection should also be suitably housed, easily accessible with a comprehensive catalog and a helpful, intelligent staff. Community members who may use the collection are: staffs of the local newspapers, radio and television stations; professional and amateur genealogists; professional historians; economists; writers; clubs and other community groups; teachers; students; and artists. (MM)
Descriptors: American History, History, Information Sources, Information Storage, Library Acquisition, Library Collections, Library Material Selection, Local History, United States History
New Mexico Research Library of the Southwest, P.O. Box 4725, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501 ($1.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Research Library of the Southwest, Sante Fe.