An archive is a collection of historical records and/or primary sources documents which have been collected and preserved for their cultural or historical value. Examples of items contained in archives are:
Archives can be located in businesses, historical societies, museums, and libraries.
You often need to make an appointment when visiting an archive and you have to examine the materials on-site (unless they are digitized).
Photo courtesy of the Lesbian Herstory Archives (LHA photocollection, marches 70s folder)
Use these databases to search for archival collections on specific topics
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