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Q. How do I find manuscripts and archival materials?

Answered By: Beth Juhl
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2020     Views: 14


ArchivesSpace is our new search interface for finding aids for our manuscript collections.  From ArchivesSpace, you can request to view materials in Special Collections using our new Aeon system. 

Collection-Level Records

For archival materials, a collection-level record will describe the entire group of papers, without providing detailed contents notes on specific documents within the collection.

You can find collection-level records for manuscript collections in QuickSearch. "Manuscript" and "Archival Material" are Content Type limits in QuickSearch.

You can search the Library Catalog under author, title, subject, or keyword for collection-level records of archival materials held here at the U of A in our Special Collections Department. Limit your search results to "Collection" or "Manuscript."

Digital Collections

Explore our Digital Collections website for scanned copies of documents, photographs, sound recordings, and more from our Special Collections.

Consult Special Collections

Please contact Speical Collections staff for help in locating and using our unique collections.

Beyond the U of A

Try ArchiveGrid or WorldCat to explore manuscript collections worldwide.

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