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Nearby History : Exploring the Past Around You



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A comprehensive handbook for those interested in investigating the history of communities, families, local institutions, and cultural artifacts, Nearby History helps its readers research the world near at hand. In this fully updated third edition, the authors discuss a variety of research approaches involving published literature, unpublished documents, oral histories, visual and material sources, and landscapes; offer guidance in the uses of technology, particularly digital photography and digital voice recording; and suggest methods of historical presentation. Richly illustrated with photos and documents, Nearby History is an excellent resource for both professionally trained and self-taught historians.

Author Biography

David E. Kyvig is distinguished research professor in the history department at Northern Illionis University in DeKalb, Illinois. Myron A. Marty is Ann G. and Sigurd E. Anderson University Professor Emeritus and dean of arts and sciences emeritus at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Editionp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Why Nearby History?p. 1
What Can Be Done Nearby?p. 17
Traces and Storytellingp. 45
Published Documentsp. 61
Unpublished Documentsp. 91
Oral Documentsp. 113
Visual Documentsp. 133
Artifactsp. 159
Landscapes and Buildingsp. 177
Preserving Material Tracesp. 193
Research, Writing, and Leaving a Recordp. 211
Linking the Particular and the Universalp. 227
Forms to Request Information from Federal Agenciesp. 259
Sample Gift Agreementsp. 263
Sources of Archival Storage Products and Informationp. 267
Using the World Wide Web (WWW) in Nearby Historyp. 269
Indexp. 273
About the Authorsp. 283
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