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University Archives and Manuscripts

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

Collection Access Points

Please be aware that not all collections in the University Archives are cataloged in the online catalog. Contact us via the Question Form form help locating relevant collections.

Online Sources

BruKnowThe 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

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 us via the Question Form to find out.