These tutorials walk you through the process of creating GIS resources, step-by-step, while also orienting you to the capabilities of ArcGIS desktop software. After completing the tutorials and creating one of our resource shapefiles, you will be able to identify and digitize your own archival data sets and maps into shapefiles. These tutorials were made using ArcGIS 9.3.1. If you are using a different version, you may find a few buttons in slightly different places, but they should be more or less the same processes. If you have any questions, please email me at lwinling [AT] gmail.com.