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For archives in this list that have been processed and described according to the Rules for Archival Description (RAD), a file-level finding aid is available for download as a PDF. 

Special Collections & Archives staff are working to re-format those descriptions completed before the development of RAD. Finding aids will be added to the website as they are completed.

Note: A finding aid is a description of the material in a collection or fonds, providing information about the context in which the materials were created and used. It includes a history of the creator; the dates, types, extent, and subjects of the materials; etc. A finding aid begins by describing the fonds as a whole and then moves to smaller groups like series and files.

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