In addition to continuing to work on your Wikipedia article (and peer-review one or two articles by your classmates), I would like
for you to conduct the research for your author’s manuscripts. Number 7 on your list of weekly assignments for your author summary project:
Locate the manuscripts of your author in current repositories (see locators in resource guide).
Draft a rationale for visiting one of the repositories to research the manuscripts.
Step 1: identify if your author has any manuscripts available for research and where they are
a) See references to your ODNB article
Step 2: Create a list of manuscript resources and locations
b) Check Orlando Project
c) See manuscript locators listed on class reference list (3 print and one online – Archive Grid is the bomb!)
Step 3: Research as thorough a description of holdings as is possible
Step 4: Describe a research project based on these manuscript items or for which these manuscripts provide key information
Step 5: Draft a paragraph rationale for funding to travel to the archive complete with a rough estimate of the time you would need and costs for travel, lodging, expenses.
Step 6: Only for PHD students taking this for doctoral credit – research grant opportunities for doctoral candidates to travel
(these might be offered by the repository, or by a professional association, etc.) List grant opportunities, requirements, amounts available and deadlines.
Your weekly post should be this work summary and/or your reflections on what you discovered.
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