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Using Finding Aids




Using archival and manuscript materials in Special Collections can seem overwhelming or confusing at first.
Knowing how to use a finding aid is a skill that comes in handy when you are embarking on archival research.
In this introduction, you’ll learn:

  • what a finding aid is,
  • how it can help you with research in Special Collections,
  • the most important components of a finding aid,
  • some tips to keep in mind when using archival and manuscript collections.
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