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19th Century Theatre History

An overview of the resources available for researchers in the field of 19th Century Theatre.


19th Century Newspapers

Interpreting History Through Written Documents

All documents say something about ways of life in the past, and any written document can be used as the main focus, an auxiliary item, or one of a series of items in an exhibition. In this filmed illustrated lecture Loren N. Horton, historian, outlines in detail the various types and categories of documents, questions to be asked before beginning to do research on documents and how to interpret any given document. He then illustrates his points with a nineteenth century travel diary that was used as the focus of an exhibition. 

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Finding Archives

Letters, Diaries & Oral Histories