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NARA Archivist helps WVU History Students navigate National Archives

For the final session of graduate colloquium for Fall 2017, WVU History Department welcomed David Langbart, an archivist at the National Archives and Records  Administration, NARA II, in College Park, MD. Langbart provided an excellent guide to researching in the National Archives. 

The National Archiives and Records Administration is a government entity entrusted with keeping and preserving documents related to United States history. It is an archive on a grand scale that can be difficult to navigate for beginners. Many students do head to NARA for help with their research projects at WVU. Langbart provided a powerpoint that walks students through navigating the National Archives. It is a great introduction for students who are heading to NARA for the first time. Find the power point attached here. NARA

Colloquium is a one-credit course taken by all full-time Master's students and all Doctoral students who have not completed their comprehensive examinations. It provides exposure to different areas of the field and facilitates discussion on historical work.