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Trial Database: Archive Finder

Date: April 3, 2012

Contact: Raik Zaghloul


The University Libraries are pleased to offer trial access to Archive Finder. Archive Finder is a current directory of primary source materials in manuscript and special collections in the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland. Included are records for more than 200,000 separate collections in over 5,000 repositories. It offers detailed subject indexing of finding aids, and the database may be searched by collection name, repository, date, geographical location, or subject. Contact information for repositories is provided as well. Archive Finder draws from three major information sources:

-Directory of Archives and Manuscript Repositories in the United States (DAMRUS)

- National Union Catalogue of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC)

- National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States (NIDS)

You can access Archive Finder from the trial databases page here until April 11, 2012.

NOTE: Access to trial databases is only available on campus.