Apparently today is archive day at The Way of Improvement Leads Home.
If you are new to working in the archives, I recommend taking a look at Andrea Turpin’s recent post at Religion in American History: “Adventures in the Archives: Tips for Minimizing Expenses, Maximizing Time, & Having Fun.”
Turpin offers five pieces of advice:
- Apply for grants
- Be shameless
- Let archivists help
- Tailor your research style to the nature of the archives
- Have fun both inside and outside the archives
See how Turpin unpacks these points at Religion in American History blog. This is helpful stuff.