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This is a reprint of an address delivered by Dr. Albert Shaw to the State Literary and Historical Association of North Carolina at Raleigh on December 7, 1923. Dr. Shaw comments on the importance of historical research and the role of historians for the United States in the early 20th-century.
Fries discusses her passion and conviction for historical research. She makes the analogy that historical research is akin to a jigsaw puzzle in the sense that both require assembling pieces to form an entire picture. To further this analogy, she discusses the life of Anna Nitschmann as pieced together through historical research.
This article expands on the importance of using African American sources when engaged in African American historical studies.
The author discusses how to find information by using primary sources like newspaper articles and letters. He talks about looking in secondary sources to look at their footnotes and bibliography to find more primary sources. The researcher must go to the State Archives or manuscript collections to find primary sources.