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Online Finding Aids

Researchers at the U of M have a new online tool: Online Finding Aids . These online descriptions of archival records, papers, or manuscrips help researchers discover specific materials held deep in our archives and special collections. With this system it is possible to browse and search over 3,300 descriptive archival records.

Some examples of what you can find there:

Title: World war poster collection
Creator: Pillsbury, Mrs. Charles
Extent: 204.25 cubic feet
Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collections, Manuscripts Division
Abstract: Posters are from World Wars I and II and the German election of 1932. War posters are from U.S., Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Latin America, and Scandinavia. Subjects include recruiting, war bond sales, food conservation, civil defense and many other topics.

Title: Notes of research on life and works of Joseph von Görres
Creator: Roudil, H.
Extent: 3 cubic feet (7 boxes)
Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collections, Manuscripts Division
Abstract: Collection contains historical extracts, documents, undated letters, indexes, bibliography of Görres works, and an analysis of Görres' letters.

Title: Leif Hamre Papers
Creator: Hamre, Leif
Extent: 1 folder
Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections
Abstract: The collection contains a corrected typescript for the children's book, Klart Fly.

Title: Poster and Picture Collection
Creator: Archives & Library staff
4681 items Extent: (250 cubic feet)
Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries. Literary Manuscripts Collections, Manuscripts Division
Abstract: The collection includes posters and pictorial materials covering architecture, travel, printing, the U.S. Civil War, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the United Nations, patriotism. Countries of origin and/or concern include the U.S., Latin America, Japan, Spain, France, U.S.S.R., Poland, Turkey, Britain, Germany, Austria, Scandinavia, Holland and Canada.