Hello! I am an Archivist at Kennedy Library's Special Collections and Archives. I can help you navigate archives research and primary sources, from Kennedy Library's Special Collections and Archives to around the world and online.
Special Collections and Archives
Kennedy Library, Cal Poly
1. Gather the info you already know. Include any names of events or groups, the specific year(s) you are researching, what you know about U.S. or world history at the time, the names of administrators or student organizations, etc.
3. Look through secondary sources on your topic to gain more context. Check their citations and footnotes to see what types of sources they consulted. Revise and add to your research notes and try searching again with what you've learned.
4. Get help from archives staff to learn if there are any other collections and items that would be of interest for your research. We can also help you brainstorm further research ideas. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or schedule an research help zoom meeting.