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HIST-300 History Workshop (Euraque): Start Here

Fall 2022

Your Research Librarian

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Jeff Liszka
Library Level A
Room A37

How do we tell the story of a person's life?

A story of a person's life may be told in numerous different ways. The information and evidence that helps you tell that story come from many diverse sources.

From photographs, genealogical sources, newspaper articles, archival collections like diaries and letters and other personal items, legal and court records, to secondary source contextual information either about that person, their family or the groups, organizations, and historical events that touched their lives directly and indirectly. 

The guide below serves as a starting point to get at those questions, and to help you collect the evidence in sources to construct your biographical research proposal. 

This is by no means an exhaustive list as each person's story is unique and can hold myriad possibilities. 

Explore the guide and reach out to me if you have questions!