HERM 512: Advanced Methods in Heritage Research Report a Broken Link

The management of heritage resources is based on the rational and accurate identification, documentation, evaluation, and interpretation of those resources. HERM 512: Advanced Methods in Heritage Research focuses on the essential research tasks of identifying significant elements of the past, determining how and why they are meaningful, and contributing to decisions on how they can best be preserved and managed as a public trust.

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Unit 1: The Big Picture: Perspectives on Heritage Research and the Public


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Home page: Parliament of Canada
Home page: Eurozine
Home page: museum and society
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Home page: American Historical Association

Unit 2: Getting Started: Planning a Research Project Finding and Accessing Documentary Sources


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Home page: Library and Archives Canada
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Home page: Archives Association of British Columbia
Home page: British Columbia Archives
Home page: Historica

Unit 3: Documentary Sources: Evaluating and Interpreting Primary Text Records


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Home page: Bowdoin College

Sedgewick Sentinel, March 17, 1910. See the front page, editorial page, and sample page.
Home page: Statistics Canada. Canada Year Book (CYB) Historical Collection
Home page: Statistics Canada. Canada Year Book (CYB) Historical Collection
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Type “Macleod letter” into the search box and select “Macleod letters” beside “Collection.”

Unit 4: Documentary Sources: Examining Pictorial Records


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Home page: JSTOR
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Unit 5: Oral History: The Document and the Research Method


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Home page: Alberta Culture and Community Spirit: Historic Places Stewardship Section
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Unit 6: Material Culture: Artifact-based Research and Interpretation


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Follow the link on the left navigation bar on this reading to “Catalogues 1880–1975” for links to an extraordinary range of digitized retail catalogues which can be searched by object name, retailer, and date.
Home page: Canadian Museum of Civilization
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Home page: City of Vancouver Archives
City of Vancouver Archives

Unit 7: Material Culture: Archaeological Resources and Heritage Research


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Scroll down and click on the article title.
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Unit 8: Architectural Heritage Resources: Documenting, Researching, and Interpreting Buildings


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Unit 9: The Resources of Place: Researching and Interpreting Landscapes


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Maps C: Maps of Athabasca Landing
“Athabasca Land Co. advertisement for Gateway Heights, Athabasca Landing, July 12, 1911,” Image #NA-2092-1, and “Map, with many errors, Athabasca Landing, July 12, 1911,” Image #NA-2029-2

Home page: Glenbow Museum
Home page: Historica
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Unit 10: Putting It all Together: A Case Study in Heritage Research


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