Archives & Primary Sources Archive

  • service outage

    Library Service Outage, Sunday, January 8th, 8am – 6pm

    Due to scheduled IT maintenance, the library website, proxy, and blog will be intermittently unavailable on Sunday, January 8th between 8am and 6pm. When off-campus access to GC library databases is interrupted, some databases will still be available via the CUNY-wide list of databases using […]

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  • Escuelas Normales

    Digitized Primary Sources

    Digitization has revolutionized the way we do research. We can consult obscure sources from far flung repositories without traveling the globe to see the originals. And there are countless primary source collections online that contain digital copies of every type of item imaginable.

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  • Unveiling of the CLAGSNews Collection

    This spring the Mina Rees Library and Center for LGBTQ Studies (CLAGS) celebrated the unveiling of twenty years of CLAGSNews, its quarterly newsletter, in CUNY Academic Works. Currently there are 141 articles – written by about 90 authors – over a period of 21 years, […]

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  • LGBTQ Archives & Primary Source Collections

    Researching LGBTQ history can be complex, interdisciplinary, and involves primary source materials that are categorized in many different ways. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the archival collections that are available online. Using the search tool ArchiveGrid is a great way […]

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  • Why Digitize This  But Not That ?

    A common misconception about library collections is that everything is online. Actually, however, although there are millions of digitized primary sources online and more content is added every day, the vast majority of unpublished archival material that exists in libraries, archives, museums, and historical societies […]

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