Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You / Edition 3

Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You / Edition 3

by David E. Kyvig, Myron A. Marty
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0759112495

ISBN-13: 9780759112490

Pub. Date: 09/16/2010

Publisher: AltaMira Press

A comprehensive handbook for those interested in investigating the history of communities, families, local institutions, and cultural artifacts, Nearby History helps its readers research the world near at hand. In this fully updated third edition, the authors discuss a variety of research approaches involving published literature, unpublished documents, oral

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A comprehensive handbook for those interested in investigating the history of communities, families, local institutions, and cultural artifacts, Nearby History helps its readers research the world near at hand. In this fully updated third edition, the authors discuss a variety of research approaches involving published literature, unpublished documents, oral histories, visual and material sources, and landscapes; offer guidance in the uses of technology, particularly digital photography and digital voice recording; and suggest methods of historical presentation. Richly illustrated with photos and documents, Nearby History is an excellent resource for both professionally trained and self-taught historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759112490
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
09/16/2010
Series:
American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.89(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Why Nearby History?
Chapter 2. What Can Be Done Nearby?
Chapter 3. Traces and Storytelling
Chapter 4. Published Documents
Chapter 5. Unpublished Documents
Chapter 6. Oral Documents
Chapter 7. Visual Documents
Chapter 8. Artifacts
Chapter 9. Landscapes and Buildings
Chapter 10. Preserving Material Traces
Chapter 11. Research, Writing, and Leaving a Record
Chapter 12. Linking the Particular and the Universal

Appendix A. Forms to Request Information from Federal Agencies
Appendix B. Sample Gift Agreements
Appendix C. Sources of Archival Storage Products and Information
Appendix D. Using the World Wide Web in Nearby History
Index
About the Authors

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