Archival Research is research from primary sources held in archives. The use of the archives created a flow of information not normally found in other types of research, which I found quite interesting. The thing I found most interesting was the fact that this flow of information stemmed from one question which led to another, and started a chain of research. The choice of question is very important to know where to start for your research, and also because it’s the first stone that leads to something else to research that brings us closer to establishing connections and understanding our sources. The experience at the archives made me consider how my annotated bibliography could have been improved if my questions were able to branch out and create further ones. The use of metadata was also very interesting, in that it acted as a conductor between each piece of research, connecting them and therefore furthering the chain of research and analysis. After my experience at the archives, I truly understand what part meta data plays in research. It is the bridge to connecting sources. For example, the fact that one photo led from one document to the next, and created even more metadata and research was intriguing. I also better understand the assignments given to us because of this experience. Since each quilt is a primary source riddled with metadata, we are supposed to be able to piece together research as those in the archives do. After this experience I hope to apply these concepts just as effectively as those at the archives.