Finding Aids

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Finding Aids & Inventories

Finding aids are tools designed to help researchers understand manuscript and archival collections. They describe the historical context, content, creator(s), materials, and organization of collections.

The University of Miami’s finding aids are generally organized to include the following information:

Inventories include only a listing of the contents of a collection’s containers.

Default Behaviors
  • The search engine looks for records containing every term you submit.
Search By Phrase
  • Use double quotes around your search query. (e.g "Festival of Contemporary Arts")
Narrow Your Search Results
  • Use a minus sign before a term you want to omit from your results. (e.g. 'bass -fish' finds bass guitars but not bass fishing.)
  • Browse by collection title, subject, name, or classification.

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