Rare Research - How to do Primary Research with Rare Documents
This video identifies the correct procedures involved in using rare documents as primary research tools. The film explains how to properly request and handle rare books from the holdings of the University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections. It then identifies a few of the curious and unique features found in one of the items of the rare book collection, a 1684 diploma from Padua University, and explains how an archivist might assist the researcher in answering questions about rare books.

The video was filmed and edited by Rob Ross and written by Betty Braaksma. It stars Kerri Woloszyn and Brett Lougheed. Financial assistance was provided by the University of Manitoba's Strategic Program Development Fund.

Stay tuned!  More on the Padua Diploma is coming soon!