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Information About: Archive Finder

Updates: updated regularly

Subjects: interdisciplinary

Description: This database provides the researcher with information about repositories and collections of primary source materials across the United States, United Kingdom and Ireland. Database records for over 5,480 U.S. manuscript repositories include descriptions of holdings as well as detailed contact information. Information about more than 132,000 manuscript and other special collections is also provided. Each collection record links to its corresponding repository record, simplifying the research process. Archive Finder provides access to all records (1959 to the present) of the National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections (NUCMC), and includes information from the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United States, and the National Inventory of Documentary Sources in the United Kingdom and Ireland (NIDS UK/Ireland.

By performing either a Repository Search or a Collection Search, users can focus on material relevant to their research. Detailed indexing of collections allows powerful searching across eight combinable fields.

History & Classics
Library & Information Sciences

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