Library Finding Aids Moving Online

Arthur Waterman in front of Maine Motors Co. The finding aid for the Waterman Wolf family collection at MHS is the first to go online.

MHS is committed to making information about its collections as broadly accessible as possible. The full catalog is available online, and we are now turning our attention to finding aids.

Finding aids outline the contents and structure of manuscript collections. There are currently approximately 500 finding aids for MHS collections available in print to researchers who visit the Brown Library. Our goal is to make those finding aids available online in a variety of formats that are easy to find and use.

Library staff attached the first, for the Waterman and Wolf family collection, to a Minerva catalog record. (The finding aid is a downloadable PDF linked from the top of the record.) We are mapping out the process and resources needed to get the rest of our finding aids online. Soon to come: the finding aid for the John Calvin Stevens collection.

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