Finding Aids and Guides
A finding aid is a description of an archival collection, usually containing a history of the person or organization that produced the collection and an inventory of its contents.
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Encoded Archival Description, (EAD) Documents
EAD documents list the contents of single collections from the Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
- David Homer Bates Papers [View Finding aid] [PDF: 55KB/ ] 8 pages
- Ralph Ellison Collection, 1937-2010 [View Finding aid] [PDF:2.21 MB] 355 pages
- Grenfell Press Archive Collection, 1979-1992 [view finding aid] -[PDF version/ 72.6 KB] 18 pages
- Janus Press Archive [view finding aid] - [PDF version/ 100 KB] 24 pages
- King Lear Archive [view finding aid] - [PDF version/ 34 KB] 7 pages
- Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection archive, 1913-2005 [view finding aid] - [PDF version/55.65 KB] 14 pages
- Manuscript Plays Collection, Library of Congress Copyright Office drama deposits, 1863-1973. [view finding aid] - [PDF version] - 86 pages
- Nazi Party and Other Early 20th Century German History Related Posters [view finding aid]
- Paul Avrich anarchism collection, 1890-2006 [view finding aid] - [PDF version] 14 pages
- Pforzheimer Collection of Bruce Rogers Materials, 1200-1957 [view finding aid] - [PDF version/201 KB] 52 pages
- Post-World War II Posters from Germany, 1945-1947 [view finding aid] - [PDF version 502 KB] 125 pages
- Posters of the German Military Government in the Generalgouvernement Warshau (German occupied Poland) from World War I, 1915-1916 [view finding aid] - [PDF version/ 95.82 KB] 17 pages
- Theodore Roosevelt Hunting Library [view finding aid]- [PDF]
- Scrapbooks Compiled by Thompson and Chesson, (1797-1886) [view finding aid] - [PDF version/507.82 KB] 136 pages
- Serials and miscellaneous publications of the underground movements in Europe during World War II, 1936-1945 [view finding aid] - [PDF version 1.26 MB] 134 pages
- Sylvester and Orphanos Archive Collection [view finding aid] - [PDF version 1.26 MB] 134 pages
- Theater programs, playbills and miscellany from the Rouben Mamoulian Collection, 1930-1982 [view finding aid] - [PDF version:108 KB/] 20 pages
- Otto Vollbehr Collection Printers' and Publishers' Marks [view finding aid] - [PDF version/64.65 KB] 7 pages
Other Finding Aids
A list of items that may be from multiple collections and/or Library Divisions that concentrate on a single topic. Also includes PDF documents.