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Archives - What They Are and How to Use Them

This is a general guide to using archival materials - what they are, where to find them, how they are organized, and how to use them. For questions about using the ISU Special Collections and University Archives specifically, click the "questions" tab.

Understanding Primary Sources




Making Materials Ready for Use

Before Processing: The Hypes Family Papers

"Before Processing: The Hypes Family Papers." Meghan Lyons for Duke University Libraries, 2011. Shared via CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.
After Processing - The Hypes Family Papers
"After Processing - The Hypes Family Papers" Meghan Lyon for Duke University Libraries, 2011, Shared via CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

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