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History at Clermont

Your library home for history information and research at Clermont College.

Welcome to Local History Research

Local history research can be as rewarding as it is challenging, as it often involves diverse sources and information gathering techniques. When it comes to local history, sometimes an interview, a picture, or a first-hand account can be just as valuable as a published, edited source. Researching local history topics requires persistence and creativity, but connecting to unique people and places makes the effort a worthwhile one. Use this page to help you get started with your local history project, or use it to supplement what you already know.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Ideas to Get Started

PEOPLE
Talk to the older people in your life, particularly those who have lived in the community for many years. They also might lead you to other local experts.

PLACES
Consider places that you have visited frequently but never gave much thought.

FAMILY
Parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles, or friends can be good starting points. You may decide to interview them if they know a lot on the subject of your research.

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