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Special Collections Manuscript Collections

About this Site

This database allows users to access finding aids for manuscript collections in Augustana College Special Collections. Use the search box to search across finding aids for specific words or phrases. Please note that this will only search collections for which an online finding aid exists. Click here to see a complete listing of our manuscript collections. For questions, please contact

Finding aids

A finding aid is a description of a collection of archival material. A finding aid provides information about a collection and its creators, as well as an outline of a collection's contents. A finding aid may include indications of a collection's size and date span, historical information about a collection's creator, a description of a collection's physical arrangement, and a list of a collection's contents by container.

Other tools

Use One Search via the library's homepage to research books and other published formats in Special Collections. To access digitized content from our manuscript collections, visit Digital Special Collections.