Pieces of the past: Building your stories from archives and historical documents
- Event: 2012 IRE Conference
- Speakers: TBA
- Date/Time: Saturday, June 16 at 8:30 a.m.
- Location: Salon E
- Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio
Old documents – those wonderful, often musty paper records not usually found on the Internet – can be critical building blocks for both quick-hit and long-term investigations. This session covers key types of archival
records and how to quickly locate and obtain them, using everything from printed indexes and the telephone to the latest online tools. The panel focuses on finding federal records, including presidential documents, as well as on often-overlooked resources for environmental investigations
such as historical maps, land-use surveys and archival photographs. Tip sheets provided.
PIECES OF THE PAST Building your stories from archives and historical documents
If you're covering any topic that touches government, business, or influential people, you may be missing out on a piece of the story if you aren't using archives and historical documents. Neff provides useful tips on how to utilize these.
Using Archives and Historical Records for Environmental and Land Use Investigations
Young explains how to use historical records when conduction environmental and land use investigations.