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Susette Newberry
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106A Olin Library
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York 14853

What are Archives?

Archives are commonly understood to be contemporary records created by people, organizations, and governments as they go about their business and therefore offer value by providing firsthand accounts of past events. They can come in a wide range of formats including written, photographic, moving image, sound, digital, and analog. Archival materials are held by public and private institutions and individuals around the world.