Doing Archival Research

Archival Research Introduction

This guide will help you discover the rewards of doing archival research, which can be different than doing research in a general library collection. You'll find guidance on identifying and using archival collections at Williams and beyond. To get started, consult the Society of American Archivists publication Using Archives: A Guide to Effective Research.

If you're looking for information about the Williams College Archives, which stewards documents relating to the College's history, visit the Special Collections site.