Archival collections often require detailed descriptions to convey their research value. These descriptive tools are called finding aids or guides to the collections. Finding aids include an overview of the collection and context about the origin of the collection, as well as information about its creator, condition, arrangement, restrictions on access, and history items in collection.
The finding aids can be searched by keyword or can be filtered by partner institution and alphabetically by title. By clicking on the title of a collection, you will be connected to the electronic finding aid. Each finding aid contains a navigation bar on its left side to facilitate movement to its different sections. The Scope and Content Note of each finding will provide a general assessment of the research value of the collection. In many collections, a Digitization Note will indicate if any of the collection is available online and hyperlinks throughout a collection can connect you to digitized material from that collection.