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  • ArchiveGrid
    ​Includes "over four million records describing archival materials, bringing together information about historical documents, personal papers, family histories, and more."
  • Directory of Ethnographic Archives
    From the Council for the Preservation of Anthropological Records (CoPAR), includes lists of archives, websites about anthropologists, and resources for anthropologists.
  • Guide to Anthropological Fieldnotes and Manuscripts in Archival Repositories
    Also from CoPAR, "this continually revised guide provides the location of more than 850 collections of ethnographic fieldnotes and manuscripts in non-Smithsonian archives."
  • National Anthropological Archives (Smithsonian)
    "Collect[s] and preserve[s] historical and contemporary anthropological materials that document the world's cultures and the history of anthropology."
  • Online Archive of California (OAC)
    Provides descriptions of primary source collections (artwork, manuscripts, papers, historic photographs, etc.) maintained by more than 200 libraries, special collections, archives, historical societies and museums throughout California.

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