Finding Aids, sometimes called inventories or guides, are written guides that summarize and describe archival collections. Finding aids are designed to help you navigate archival collections to locate materials pertinent to your topic. They serve as "the map to the collection."
Please keep in mind that finding aids are not exhaustive.
If you have more questions about a collection after consulting the finding aid, you can reach out to email@example.com with your question and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Finding aids are typically made up of a few main parts:
In many cases, archival finding aids for the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books division of the Schomburg Center will be available through the Archives Portal.
When you locate a collection in the Archives Portal, click on the "Detailed Description" tab to view the container list.
If there isn't a detailed description tab, please email a librarian to ask for them to send the complete finding aid or inventory if available.