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Abstract

In writing about the relationship and common interests shared by archivists and historians, scholars have focused primarily on research in archival repositories and the mutual concern for the preservation of valuable historical documents. Little has been noted about the role archives can play for those who teach history. Besides presenting research opportunities for scholars, archives provide a classroom where students from grade school through college can study and learn history by using manuscripts, photographs, oral history transcripts, audiovisual tapes, and other archival material.

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