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HIST 3360: Drugs and Alcohol in American History: Archival Resources

A guide to BGSU Library resources that may be useful for studying the use of alcohol and drugs throughout U.S. history.

Archival Resources at BGSU

The BGSU Libraries' house rich collections of archival resources.  

For more information, explore the web sites for each collection:

A Useful Database

WorldCat

WorldCat is the OCLC union catalog, containing over 43 million records describing books and other items owned by libraries worldwide. Each record contains library holdings, including archival materials.  There is also a freely available version of WorldCat.

 

WARNING!!!

Archives contain incredible primary source materials.  Because these materials are rare, and sometimes valuable, they are rarely allowed to leave the archive. 

If you identify archival materials that are located far away, you may be able to get copies of some materials by paying the archive to photocopy or scan materials for you.  Do not expect that archives will copy materials for free.

Print Resources

Opium Den in San Francisco

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons and New York Public Library