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Research Center Manuscript Reading Room

Publications and Suggested Resources

Published guides about the Library’s collections can be useful when beginning research. This selected list includes Manuscript Division publications, inventories, bibliographies, guides, calendars, indices, and other resources describing the Manuscript Division’s collections.

Note that some resources, including card indexes to selected collections, are only available in the Manuscript Reading Room. Most presidential collections include an index to correspondence, which may be found under "Expert Resources" for the corresponding digital collections and in the bibliographic descriptions and catalog records.


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