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The US National Archives

Based near the University of Maryland, I approached researching at NARA II with much trepidation having heard accounts from others who had encountered problems during their visit. For my experience, I encountered few problems in what was my final archival research visit as a PhD student. My next archival visit, will be as a post […]

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library

Based about ten miles north east of Atlanta, Georgia, the Jimmy Carter library houses twenty-seven million pages of materials relating to the Carter presidency.The library is one of three interconnected buildings located on site, the other two are the museum and the Carter Center, a not-for-profit human rights organisation run by the president. A colleague […]

The Library of Congress

In the centre of Washington D.C., opposite the Capitol Building and down the street from the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress claims to be the largest library in the world with ‘164 million items on approximately 838 miles of bookshelves’ according to their website housing a wide range of artefacts from U.S. history. Getting […]

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Named after the philanthropist, Seeley G. Mudd, the library lies in the heart of the university town of Princeton, New Jersey. The library holds 45,000 feet of archived materials including files from the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Civil Liberties Union as well as distinguished individuals such as former US President Woodrow Wilson, […]

Sterling Memorial Library

At Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut lies the Sterling Memorial Library. Named after Yale benefactor John William Sterling, the library is the largest repository at Yale and stores archival records belonging to Dean Acheson, Henry Kissinger, Charles Lindbergh Henry Stimson and Eli Whitney. Based in the centre of the university’s campus, the Gothic style […]