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  1. HIST 300: Other Resources: Museums and Archives Tamara Smith, Reference Librarian Langsdale Library November 7-9, 2006

  2. Plan for Today • Finish Web Resources • Archives • Museums • Wrap-up

  3. Archives

  4. Archives • Collections of papers, manuscripts, recordings, photographs, etc. • Controlled environment to ensure reservation of material (temperature, light humidity) • Limited access and handling of documents • By appointment only

  5. Tips for Visiting Archives • Check online for catalogs, collection guides/finding aids, visitor information, etc. • Call ahead and make an appointment • Be prepared for high security • Bring paper and pencils (no ink!)

  6. Tips for Visiting Archives Research in Special Collectionshttp://www.lib.umd.edu/special/research/ Using Manuscripts and Archives: A Tutorialhttp://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/tutorial/tutorial.htm Manuscripts Research Tutorial Glossaryhttp://www.lib.unc.edu/instruct/manuscripts/glossary/

  7. Archives in Maryland Maryland State Archives, Annapolis, MDhttp://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/ • Depository for government records • Vital Records • Business records • Private papers Source: Maryland State Archives

  8. Archives in Maryland University of Maryland College Parkhttp://www.lib.umd.edu/archivesum/ • Most material at Hornbake Library • Manuscripts, music scores, audio and video recordings • Online research guide through ArchivesUM Source: University of Maryland Website

  9. Archives in Maryland Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MDhttp://www.mdhs.org/explore/library.html • Admission fee for non-MHS members ($6) • Online catalog and collection guides • Oral histories, maps, manuscripts, photographs, and more Source: http://www.wam.umd.edu/~jlehnert/mhs.jpg

  10. Archives in Maryland National Archives at College Parkhttp://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park • One of 3 NARA locations in Maryland (43 nationwide) • Paper records • Microfilm, maps, photographs • On-site programs Source: http://www.archives.gov

  11. Archives in D.C. National Archives and Records Administration http://www.archives.gov/ • Exhibit halls (Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence) • Genealogy, pre-WWII military information, Congress, District of Columbia • Maps, architectural records, pictures, etc. Source: http://www.archives.gov

  12. Archives in D.C. The Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/ • Research arm of Congress (Congressional Research Service) • Largest library in the world • More than 130 million items (29 million books) • Also has recordings, maps and manuscripts Source: http://www.visitingdc.com

  13. Museums

  14. Museums in Maryland Baltimore Civil War Museumhttp://www.mdhs.org/explore/baltcivilwar.html • Part of the Maryland Historical Society • President & Fleet Streets • $4 adults/$3 children 13-17, students w/ID, seniors • First bloodshed of the Civil War Source: Maryland Historical Society Website

  15. Museums in Maryland Banneker-Douglass Museumhttp://www.mdhs.org/explore/baltcivilwar.html • Housed in old Mount Moriah A.M.E. Church (Annapolis) • State's official repository of African-American material culture • Includes art, historical documents, oral histories, rare books Source: Maryland Historical Trust Website

  16. Museums in Maryland Antietam & Monocacy National Battlefields http://www.nps.gov/ • Maintained by the National Park Service • Free admission (call ahead for groups of 12 or more) Antietam (source: NPS Website) Monocacy (source: NPS Website)

  17. Museums in Maryland National Museum of Civil War Medicine http://www.civilwarmed.org/ • Over 1,500 original artifacts relating to Civil War medical care • Also operates as the Pry House Field Hospital Museum (Antietam) • $6.50 adults/$6 college students w/ID, seniors, and military Source: National Museum of Civil War Medicine Website

  18. Smithsonian Museums in D.C. National Museum of American History http://americanhistory.si.edu/ • Closed for Renovation Until Summer 2008 • Online & traveling exhibits • Civil War-era artifacts • Star-Spangled Banner • September 11 exhibit • All SI museums are free Source: Smithsonian Legacies Website

  19. Other Smithsonian Museums in D.C.(all free!) • National Museum of African Art • Air and Space Museum • American Art Museum • National Museum of the American Indian • Anacostia Community Museum • Freer + Sackler Galleries • Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden • Natural History Museum • Postal Museum • Portrait Gallery • National Zoo (not a museum, but still fun)

  20. National Register of Historic Places • Maintained by the National Park Service • Sites in all 50 states • Travel itineraries available online

  21. Questions?

  22. Thank You! Tamara SmithReference Librariantsmith@ubalt.edu410-837-5072 HIST 300 Course Page: http://langsdale.ubalt.edu/howto/course_websites/hist300_nix_fa06.htm