Historiography is essentially the study of the history of history. In order for us (historians) to situate our research into the context of a particular topic, we need to know what the changing ideas (and why those ideas have changed) and approaches to that topic are and have been- this is the historiographic essay section of your paper.
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What are Special Collections?
Ramsey Library's Special Collections contain a variety of primary materials that document the history and culture of Asheville and Western North Carolina. Materials include manuscript collections, photographs, maps, oral histories, company records, church and synagogue records, scrapbooks, and other materials. A list of collections available for research is available on the Home Page for Special Collections.
Special Collections also includes rare and small-press books and pamphlets with an emphasis on Asheville and the surrounding region.
What can I expect to find in an Archive?
What is a "finding aid," and how do I use it?