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University Archives and Manuscripts

Information about how to conduct research in University Archives and Manuscripts.

Collection Access Points

Online Sources

Josiah. The University Library's online catalog.  Search the Library's catalog for special collections materials.

Collections A-Z. An alphabetical list of named special collections in the John Hay Library.  Browse by collection name or search by subject group.  Contains name of subject librarian, description of collection, and links to online collection guides and Josiah.

Rhode Island Archival and Manuscript Collections Online (RIAMCO). Online collection guides for materials at Brown University and several other Rhode Island repositories.  Browse by collection name, subject, or repository or search by keyword.  Contains collection inventory.

Other Sources

Typescript guides. Black binders located on first floor of John Hay Library near the coat room.

Electronic inventories. If there is not an online or typescript finding aid, there may be Word or Excel documents detailing what materials are in a collection.  Contact University Archives or a subject librarian to find out.


University Archives.

Manuscripts. Subject librarian listed in Collections A-Z or subject librarian in your area of interest