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AUC University Archives

Collections and Finding Aids

Browse Finding Aids of University Collections

Department and Office Records - Historically relevant administrative records documenting department or office organization, development, actions, and events.

University and Department Publications - Newsletters, handbooks, programs, brochures and similar materials published by the university.

What is a finding aid?

A finding aid is a guide to a collection of records or manuscripts. Like the catalog record for a book, a finding aid describes the collection, including:

  • Where the collection came from, who made it, and what the records were used for
  • What kinds of material are included, such as records, photographs, artifacts, etc.
  • How much material is included in the collection How the materials are arranged and organized
  • The titles of individual files and groups of files. Whether you need special permission or equipment or to see the material
  • Whether you need special permission or equipment or to see the material

How do I find and use the finding aids?

Finding aids are included in the AUC Libraries’ catalog and can be searched just as you would search for a book.

To search only the finding aids in the library’s catalog, use the catalog
Advanced search feature, enter a keyword related to the nature of your search (a subject keyword, name of the collection creator, etc.), and then select the following before clicking submit:

  • Location: University Archives
  • Material Type: Archival Material

To print a finding aid:

NOTE: Some finding aids are very long (50+ pages)! Previewing your print job is highly recommended.

Using Firefox:

  • Right click over the title of the finding aid
  • Select “This Frame Show only this Frame” in Firefox
  • Print from your browser

Using Internet Explorer:

  • Right click over the title of the finding aid
  • Select “Properties”
  • Cut and paste the Address (URL) into a browser window
  • Print from your browser