Research Approaches

§  Are there books or articles about your person?

§  Are they mentioned in other people’s books & articles? (HathiTrust; newspapers & periodicals/professional literature)

§  Have they written books or articles? (HOLLIS & professional literature)

§  Do they have available personal papers? Are they in other people's personal papers? Has any of it been digitized or published? 

§  Are here images of your person?

§  Was your person affiliated with any organizations or social movements? (digital collections; google advanced search)

§  Do they appear in the census or other official records/vital records? (