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Archives workshop to be offered


The Okanogan County Historical Society and Wentachee Valley College North have partnered to sponsor an archival workshop March 4 on accessing the National Archives.

Ever wonder where Ken Burns’ writers get a great deal of their primary source information? Want to incorporate a broader, national viewpoint into your writing? Need more local and national primary sources for your history project? Want more information about your family’s past?

The National Archives holds all permanent records of every federal agency in the United States since about 1755. Over 24 billion documents, including desk files, government reports, accounting records, census returns, maps, photographs, cartoons, posters, architectural plans and elevations, sound recordings, digital records, and video recordings.

The workshop, with National Archives Education Specialist Carol Buswell, will show how this vast resource applies to your project, how to access the records, and how to navigate the National Archivies website to find the materials you may want. Computers will be available and attendees are free to bring their own internet devices, too.

Space is limited to 40 people. Call 509-422-7800 or 509-422-7803 to sign up for the workshop.

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