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Westfield State University Archives: Resources

Resourses and Links to assist you with your research.


American Memory

Library of Congress


This site provides access to many different types of materials related to the American experience.


Using Archives: A Guide to Effective Research by Laura Schmidt

Society of American Archivists


This is an excellent guide that provides a good overall understanding of archival practices. This guide is available to read online or you may download a PDF version of the guide using the link on the right of the screen.


Smithsonian Institution

Researchers Page


This is the page for researchers at the Smithsonian. There is a link to their online databases and collections in the box on the lower part of the page. The link is the first one in this box. Here, you will find links to virtual collections and tools to search the online collections. You will need to choose the collection from the list on the left. The list is arranged by topic.


The State Library of Massachusetts

Acts and Resolves


Find the Massachusetts Acts and Resolves from 1629 – 2009 here.


American Antiquarian Society

185 Salisbury Street

Worcester, MA  01609

phone: 508-755-5221




577 Western Ave, Westfield, MA 01086

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