Answered By: Mary Jo Fairchild Last Updated: May 04, 2015 Views: 37
Finding aids are inventories created by archival and manuscript repositories to provide information about specific collections and are used by researchers to determine whether materials within a collection may be relevant to their research. While not exhaustive, finding aids help researchers identify the particular boxes or folders that may hold items of interest. Often times, a link to a collection finding aid is located in the upper portion of the catalog record.
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