Howard County Subject Guide: Archives

Why Use

Local archives are an excellent place to find primary source material.  The materials often found in archives include:

  • Photographs
  • Reports, memos, and meeting minutes
  • Maps and blueprints
  • Audiovisual materials

Archives provide direct evidence of past events, and help explain how and why things happened in the past.  Archives collect and maintain materials and records that are permanent but non-current.  

Archival Resources