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Archives: Locating Archives Collections

This guide is narrowly focused on resources that are of interest to Archives students.

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You can search the Web for archives. Many archives have an online presence.

Try searching for "Subject" (ex. "Abraham Lincoln" or "Toni Morrison") and "Archive" Once you find a web site,  make sure you click on the 'About Us' tab and evaluate the credentials of the institution.

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Locating Archive Collections

WorldCat, the world's largest catalog, is a great way to locate archives collections.

As an example, see the Clarence Denman Papers, which belong to UTA.


Another good way to explore archival collections is through ArchiveGrid's beta system from OCLC Research.

Another option, especially for seeing which repositories might have uncataloged collections, is to contact the SAA listserv.

Finally, Texas archival collections are available via Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO).

Your Special Collections Liaison

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Ben Huseman
Cartographic Archivist, Special Collections

University of Texas at Arlington Library

Box 19497 702 Planetarium Place

Arlington, TX 76019
817 272-0633