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Old March 13th, 2018, 04:23 PM   #1
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Greetings to all who read this,

Iíd like to introduce myself for those that may refer to it. Iím Brian L., live in Silicon Valley, and by day have been starting and running small and micro businesses for nearly two decades now, two of which are 12+ years running.

When Iím not having fun being my own boss, I collect art and research artists; typically, lesser known, but in my opinion, talented artists. Itís not an investment medium for me, itís fun for now.

I recently became especially interested in two artists and what seems to be an intriguing story. I started digging more, subscribing to and searching Newspapers.com, Ancestry.com, visiting the local libraries, and contacting state departments trying to dig up information. The more I dug up articles, there more interesting it gotÖ Ok, for 99% of people its probably boring stuff.

Perhaps just a pipe dream, but their footprints have got me thinking about writing a blog post and furthermore, a possible historical fiction essay, short story or even book. Which leads me here to these forums.

My intent here is to hopefully get leads on where to look further, as Iíve nearly exhausted all ďonlineĒ sources I know about, Iím sure thereís others I donít know. Start asking about things like word usage and what these words meant back in the 20ís, 30ís and 40ís. What might have been considered a normal or abnormal lifestyle event for a married couple etc. etc. I digress.


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Old March 13th, 2018, 04:34 PM   #2

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Cool! You will have much fun here.
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Old March 13th, 2018, 05:33 PM   #3

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Old March 13th, 2018, 06:28 PM   #4

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Welcome to the forums!

With regard to your question: Have you explored many online databases? You mention libraries and other web sites, but several of the best digital databases are only available for free through association with an institution (such as a university). Also, something I like to do on a quick google search is dive into the bibliographies of the most interesting articles, books, and papers I find. This can even be easily done from Wikipedia (which I absolutely abhor as a source, but support as a means to find references and primary/secondary sources).


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Old March 13th, 2018, 06:52 PM   #5
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...several of the best digital databases are only available for free through association with an institution (such as a university). Also, something I like to do on a quick google search is dive into the bibliographies of the most interesting articles, books, and papers I find. This can even be easily done from Wikipedia (which I absolutely abhor as a source, but support as a means to find references and primary/secondary sources).


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Yes, I've already hit walls at institutions that require some affiliation, Stanford being one of them. There is a book in their storage "vault" that can only be viewed there, and only accessed by those with an account at Stanford. I'm noting these sources as future hurdles to tackle. I'm sure there's a way in, it will just be time consuming.

As far as bibliographies I do track them and follows those leads; sometimes those rabbit holes go deep.
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Welcome to the forum. Enjoy!! You have an interesting field.
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