What Gems Can You Find?

Episode #74 Overlooked Resources at Libraries and Archives

Libraries and Archives have some special files hidden away that you might not know about but should request. These are the vertical files and the manuscript files. In this episode of the podcast, we discuss how to access these files and what you might find inside and what you can do with this information.

We use the West Virginia Department of Arts Culture and History as an example for this research. They have pages and pages of what is listed in their vertical and manuscript files. Here is an example of what you would find in the Danske Dandridge Collection and in the Dudding Deed Collection.

These are just a few of the many amazing files that can be found in libraries and archives. As we mention in the podcast, Amy was able to find a family connection to Christopher Reeves, the actor, in a vertical file. What will you find when you start digging into the vertical and manuscript files?

3 thoughts on “What Gems Can You Find?

  1. Warm and witty, informative and beautifully presented. My favorite podcast! Thanks ladies!

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