|Course:||1: Archives and Archivists|
|Lesson:||Lesson Four: What Is an Archives?|
|Topic:||Archives are Repositories|
Defining Archives, continued
Archives are Repositories
"Archives" can also refer to a building or part of a building where archival records are located. Here, "archives" refers to a physical location or facility.
Archival repositories vary widely in size and structure, depending on the needs of the organizations and their budgets.
They range from large, elaborate, well-funded physical facilities (such as the National Archives) to small, limited facilities (such as a room at the local public library).
Click here to visit the website "Repositories of Primary Sources" to see a listing of over 5250 websites describing holdings of manuscripts, archives, rare books, historical photographs, and other primary sources for the research scholar.