old books -- An excellent introduction for the nonspecialist
by Peter Van Wingen, Specialist for the Book Arts, Rare and Special
Collections Division at the Library of Congress, for the American
guide to archival research. This introduces archives to
the nonspecialist, with emphasis on English repositories (Public
Records Office, county archives). Most of its advice is also applicable
to PACSCL member institutions.
special collections librarian or archivist: