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State Historical Society of Iowa Press Release

For immediate release April 7, 2011

Contact: Jeff Morgan, Jeff.Morgan@iowa.gov, (515) 281-3858

State Historical Library offers research tips and techniques

History-based discussion group meets April 16

(DES MOINES) – The State Historical Library’s next “Historical Discovery Discussions” program will offer tips and techniques for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of historical research projects.

The history-based discussion group will talk about “Making the Most of Your Visit: Pre-Visit Planning for the State Historical Library” at 1:30 p.m. April 16, 2011, at the State Historical Library & Archives Reading Room in the State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. The event is free and open to the public. Contact Susan Jellinger at susan.jellinger@iowa.gov or 515-281-6897 for more information.

“Conducting a history-based research project can be a daunting task, even for seasoned veterans,” said Susan Jellinger of the State Historical Library. “This program will help researchers learn where they should go first and what’s available in our Reading Room. Participants will also learn how to use our on-line indexes and catalogs before they visit our libraries in Des Moines and Iowa City.”

Visit www.iowahistory.org for more information.

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The State Historical Society of Iowa is a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, and is a trustee of Iowa’s historical legacy and an advocate for understanding Iowa’s past. It identifies, records, collects, preserves, manages and provides access to Iowa’s historical resources. Its dual mission of preservation and education serves Iowans of all ages, conducts and stimulates research, disseminates information, and encourages and supports historical preservation and education efforts of others throughout the state. Visit www.iowahistory.org or call 515-281-5111 for more information.

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