Here’s a great blog I like to follow, written by two librarians about public libraries and primary source material. Librarian Holly Hibner discusses the missions of certain public libraries, and that not every library is equipped to handle or preserve primary sources. (I did not know that!)
Hibner’s article is yet another excellent reason why we researchers should all get to know our local librarians and archivists. Check out the excellent useful links to primary sources — especially Yale Law School’s Avalon Project! I could spend hours there, folks.
Hibner’s blog is highly entertaining — I like it very much, but with all due respect, I hope never to find Emmett’s book listed among her reviews.