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University Archives and Special Collections: How to Find Archival Materials

Searching Our Collections

The library catalogue will provide you with information about published material held in the Special Collections as well as a small amount of archival materials, but the vast majority of archival documents are not currently searchable through the library catalogue.

There are currently three ways to search the archival collections:

Archival materials are grouped into “fonds” based on the person or organization who they belonged to, and each of these fonds is described by a finding aid. These finding aids are how you discover what exactly we have in our archives.

How to Use a Finding Aid