Archives Research Tutorial



What records do we have?

What should you expect?

Finding & accessing records

Handling records

Records appraisal & analysis

Integrating records into your assignment

Citing records in your assignment


What Records Do We Have?

Studying secondary sources is an important initial step in any research paper, but most professors want you to also include primary sources in your assignment. Libraries concentrate mainly on published, secondary material, while archives maintain a collection of original, primary material, as well as rare books.

The University of Manitoba's Archives contains a variety of primary sources which include files, letters and diaries, other textual records, photographs, maps, architectural drawings, documentary art, electronic records, as well as film and audio recordings, among others.