A collection guide (also known as 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. This site contains 4,135 collection guides for selected collections from the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library and University Archives.
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