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What Historians Do

Gather historical data from various sources, including archives, books, and artifacts Analyze and interpret historical information to determine its authenticity and significance Trace historical developments in a particular field Engage with the public through educational programs and presentations Archive or preserve materials and artifacts in museums, visitor centers, and historic sites Provide advice or guidance on historical topics and preservation issues Write reports, articles, and books on findings and theories Historians conduct research and analysis for governments, businesses, individuals, nonprofits, historical associations, and other organizations. They use a variety of sources in their work, including government and institutional records, newspapers, photographs, interviews, films, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries, letters, and other primary source documents. They also may process, catalog, and archive these documents and artifacts.