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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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Nearby History: Exploring the Past Around You / Edition 3

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this fully updated third edition, the authors discuss a variety of research approaches involving published literature, unpublished documents, oral histories, visual and material sources, and landscapes; offer guidance in the uses of technology, particularly digital photography and digital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: 9780759113008
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/16/2010
Series: American Association for State and Local History Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 290
Sales rank: 383,115
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David E. Kyvig is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of History at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. Myron A. Marty is Ann G. and Sigurd E. Anderson University Professor Emeritus and Dean of Arts and Sciences Emeritus at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition vii

Acknowledgments xiii

1 Why Nearby History? 1

2 What Can Be Done Nearby? 17

3 Traces and Storytelling 45

4 Published Documents 61

5 Unpublished Documents 91

6 Oral Documents 113

7 Visual Documents 133

8 Artifacts 159

9 Landscapes and Buildings 177

10 Preserving Material Traces 193

11 Research, Writing, and Leaving a Record 211

12 Linking the Particular and the Universal 227


A Forms to Request Information from Federal Agencies 259

B Sample Gift Agreements 263

C Sources of Archival Storage Products and Information 267

D Using the World Wide Web (WWW) in Nearby History 269

Index 273

About the Authors 283

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