Professional archival research is so much more than visiting archives and riffling through old files. It requires careful consideration of logistics, access restrictions, delivery methods, documentation, and the intended end use of the research.
Know History’s associates are subject-matter experts in a variety of historical disciplines, and all of us are adept at searching through multiple archives to find the sources required to provide historical evidence of whatever our client is pursuing. Based on consultation with our clients, we carefully build a team of specialists best suited to meet the goals of each project. We conduct extensive background research, followed by systematic keyword searches and finding-aid review to select the most comprehensive and informative textual, cartographic, or pictorial sources. Our associates have reviewed hundreds of thousands of letters, manuscripts, vital statistics records, books, photos, artifacts, artworks, and other sources. From small photo identification assignments to developing and assembling million-page document collections, our professionals can manage any archival research request.
Historical Research services provided:
- Research plan design
- Database development
- Archival research
- Image research
- Finding aid review
- Access to information requests
- Literature review
- Document collections
Image Credit: National Film Board of Canada. Photothèque / Library and Archives Canada / C031186.