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Organizing Your Historical Records

Making government historical records available to the public involves more than just dragging them out of storage. Researchers need to know something about the records-how they were created, who created them, how they are organized, and what kind of information they contain.

This workshop will present the basic steps for organizing your historical government records and making them useful to the wide variety of potential researchers who might benefit from their contents. Topics will include identifying how records are arranged, simple processing activities, and how to provide sufficient information to users through clear and concise series descriptions.

Workshop Type: Classroom Training
Intended Audience: Historical Records Repositories, Local Governments

Workshop Handouts: PDF icon workshops_workbook_organizinghistoricalrecords.pdf


For more information on this workshop, or to request this workshop in your area, please contact us at archtrain@nysed.gov.