Detailed information about collections in the Archives can be found in collection guides. These guides help a researcher navigate through an organized collection to find specific information. There are two types of collection guides:
Collection Finding Aid
A Finding Aid is a very detailed guide to a collection. It includes information about the person or organization that donated the collection, administrative information about the collection, how and why the collection is arranged a certain way, a list of related material and keywords associated with the collection, and a detailed listing of the collection's materials. Click¬†Collection Finding Aids¬†¬†in Digital.Maag to view a list of the Archives' Finding Aids.¬†
A collection inventory is a list of the folder titles in a collection. It usually does not include any other detailed information about a collection or the donor. Click¬†Collection Inventories¬†in Digital.Maag to view a list of the archives' inventories.¬†
If you need help locating and using digital copies of collection finding aids and inventories, call the Archives at 330-941-3487, or click on the Ask an Archivist form to email us with your question.