This is the first in a series of guides on locating unexpected content in the Farm, Field and Fireside collection of farm newspapers and periodicals. The guide is organized thematically around research topics that we think you'll find interesting. The topics listed here are by no means exhaustive, and we hope you'll want to explore the collection to discover other topics.
You can access the individual topic guides by clicking on the tabs above. For each topic we give a brief overview of what you can expect to find in the collection, and some simple search strategies. Most of these topics also have supplementary guides that provide more in depth information on how to research the topic, including tips on finding related material elsewhere in the Library's collections. If you have any questions at all on using the Farm, Field and Fireside collection, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Guide created by Geoffrey Ross, Mary Stuart, Matthew Short, and Harriett Green, June 15, 2009. Updated by Geoffrey Ross on October 8, 2019.