Finding Aid Collection

Finding Aid Collection


About this collection

The Finding Aid collection contains finding aids and inventory lists for most of the physical and digital collections. Think of a finding aid as an annotated Table of Contents; each contains a descriptive inventory which gives the physical information about the collection. For instance, the descriptive inventory would contain:

● the collection title
● donor information
● the size and types of materials in the collection
● a date range of the collection
● a unique ID or identifier
● historical context for the collection

A container list is like an inventory of all of the materials in a box, folder, etc. This makes it easier to find the items in a collection. Without a container list, finding anything would be like trying to find a needle in a haystack!

Related Materials

Tutorial, "How to Use a Finding Aid"
LibGuide section on Collections for JCSU collections
Visual Map of all collections in the Archive

General Links

Archives LibGuide - gives more general information for reaching us, resources for conducting genealogy research on African Americans in the South.
Archives General Tour slideshow - learn about the history of the Inez Moore Parker Archives, its holdings and how we can work with you.
Archives Collections Tour slideshow – learn about our collections, highlights by years and how to use our finding aids. Also see pictures of our Archive spaces in the library.

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