In my Introduction to Public History class last night, Peter Wosh shared with our class some interesting archival resources. Many of them I have used before, but “Ready, Net, Go!,” was one that I had not come across before. “Ready, Net, Go,” was created by Tulane University and it links you to a number of Archival Internet Resources. Perhaps one of the most interesting resources listed is the UNESCO Archives Portal. This site links you to archives all over the world. You can search by government, university and non profit archives or you can simply browse each country to see which archives are listed. I was amazed by the number of countries you can browse. If you are interested in Global History, then this is a really great resource.
Another great site listed on “Ready, Net, Go!,” and one that is more useful to our study of Greenwich Village, is the “Repositories of Primary Sources.” This site allows you to narrow down archives according to region. For example, you can search through all of the repositories in New York state and they will link you to the repositories website and their finding aids. When you feel like you’ve hit a brick wall in your research its great to have a new resource to help break down that wall.
Here is the link to “Ready, Net, Go!” : http://www.tulane.edu/~lmiller/ArchivesResources.html