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We will locate primary sources, in this case Manuscripts, about the history of banking in Arizona.
Notice that the catalog defaults to a basic keyword search.
However, we need to do an Advanced Search.
Read this record and answer the following questions:
What is the call number for the Jacobs family papers?
Being able to identify subject headings will help you find more library resources that relate specifically to your research topic.
Which subject would you choose if you wanted to locate resources about the history of military bases in Arizona?
These fields in a Special Collection record will provide you with information on key individuals, events, and time periods.
More in-depth information can be retrieved from the finding aid for the collection.
According to the information in the Note and Summary fields, what types of materials does this collection contain?
This area tells the size of the collection.
For Special Collections materials in boxes, the collection's size is a good indicator of whether you'll need the finding aid to locate specific items.
Collections organized into boxes can vary in size from 0.1 linear feet (like a leaf from a diary) to 600 linear feet.
How many linear feet are in this collection?
Although finding aids aren't created for every collection, when one is available, we advise reviewing it before working with the collection.
The finding aid will help you pinpoint the parts of the collection you'd like to review.
The finding aid also can provide links to related collections and may provide information on provenance.
You are now in the finding aid.
When did Lionel and Barron Jacobs arrive in Tucson?
This is the full version of the information from the Summary portion of the catalog record.
What information does this collection provide? (Look toward the end of this section).
Manuscript collections can contain both unbound and bound materials. Unbound materials are organized into boxes and folders.
Bound materials are generally organized by volume. The collection guide provides a brief overview of what's in boxes, folders, and bound volumes.
Locate box 2 Folder 2 under Series I: Unbound Papers, 1861-1896. What does this folder contain?
What do the bound volumes contain?
Where can you locate additional information on the Jacobs family?
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