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When visiting the Maryland State Archives, you will be required to fill out paperwork and show ID to register as a researcher. They will provide a short security briefing and assign you a desk and locker, both the same number. There are restrictions regarding what you can take into the archives but, since they provide a locker, you can easily resolve this after you get to the archives.

Once past security, you can check in at the reference desk to get targeted help or items pulled. My observation was that there were at least two librarians assisting, so no lines. Keep in mind I went in the middle of the week. They provided a very nice overview of the layout of the building in regards to resources. When I asked about finding aids and how to request pulling artifacts, the woman directed me to their youtube video right off their website. She said that this is the best resource for understanding everything they have and the process.

I plan to check out this video and take another trip to the archives in the near future so I'll post my thoughts on pulling records and any lessons learned I gain from this experience.

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