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SOC246: The Sociological Imagination: Local History

Spring 2020, G. Candelario

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Tips for Local History Research

Conducting local history is highly dependent on the location you are researching. Here are some general tips to get you started:

  • Remember you can think of a location as a town, but also a county or state.
  • Many town, counties and states have their own historical societies or museums.
  • Many public libraries have local history collections.
  • There may be books published on your location.
  • State government websites often have links to town, county and regional pages.

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