Searching Our Manuscript and Archives Collections

Online Finding Aids

The most current listing of our manuscript and archives holdings exists as a series of inventories available onsite both on our Reading Room computer and as a series of printouts. Those inventories are being transformed into online finding aids as of August 2022 with the goal of completing a Phase I migration by the end of 2023.

To search completed finding aids for our manuscript and archives collections, use the search box below.

Historical Guide to Holdings

The most complete current online listing of our manuscript holdings dates from a 1942 catalog by Dr. Adelaide Fries done with the assistance of the Work Projects Administration. Although our holdings are listed in a different catalog arrangement today, this gives you an overview of many of our older holdings.

The 1942 WPA catalog of our holdings, compiled by Adelaide Fries