Archival Finding Aids

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Long shelves of grey, white, and blue archival storage boxes
Our finding aids detail the contents of archival fonds and collections.

Is there relevant content hiding in these boxes? The finding aid can help you decide!

Archival finding aids are documents that provide an overview of the contents of a fonds or collection, to help researchers decide whether the materials themselves are worth consulting. They show the hierarchical arrangement of the material into series, subseries, and files, and in smaller fonds may sometimes even offer item-level descriptions. They are often attached to the description of their fonds/collection in an archival database. If a fonds or collection has not yet been fully processed, there may be a basic inventory available instead. 

Finding aids for collections described in our new archival database (AtoM) are attached to the relevant records in AtoM. Finding aids for three of our major collections not yet described in AtoM are available below.

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