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Hometown, Then and Now (EN 010-07 & -23)



Research sources and tips for the hometown history assignment in Mariette Landry's FWS classes.

All History
is Local History

Former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill (BC '36) famously said "All politics is local."  He could just as well have said "All history is local," too.  After all, everything happened somewhere—and something happened everywhere.

This guide presents sources and strategies for finding information about the history of your hometown, wherever it may be.

It includes access to online newspapers, digitized books, and other sources, plus suggestions for searching and several ways to get help.

Hometown History