About archives and manuscripts
Special Collections & Archives is in the process of transitioning to a new online archives database. Collections that have been described in the new system are browsable by following the links below. Collections that have yet to be described in the new system have a placeholder page with a PDF of the finding aid attached.
Special Collections & Archives staff are working to convert all descriptions to the new database.
Collections will become searchable 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.