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Peace Studies

This guide was created to orient you to peace studies research and connect you with helpful resources. Use the navigation menu to find research strategies, articles, reference sources, books, and more.

What is an Archive?

The word archives (usually written with a lower case a and sometimes referred to in the singular, as archive) refers to the permanently valuable records—such as letters, reports, accounts, minute books, draft and final manuscripts, and photographs—of people, businesses, and government. These records are kept because they have continuing value to the creating agency and to other potential users. They are the documentary evidence of past events. They are the facts we use to interpret and understand history. - Society of American Archivists

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