Diaries, correspondence, photographs, unpublished manuscripts, interviews, oral histories, university records and more: researchers will find these fascinating, unique primary source materials in the over 600 collections housed in the Special Collections and Archives division of Utah State University's Merrill-Cazier Library.
Collections can consist of hundreds, even thousands, of items. To help researchers navigate these rich resources, curators describe the contents of each collection in a detailed inventory (also called finding aid or register) that not only lists each item, but also provides an overview of the collection, historical and biographical notes, acquisition data, and links to related material. These registers are in EAD (encoded archival description) format which makes them fully searchable.
In 2012, Utah State University created a new, improved finding aids database as part of a pilot project with the Northwest Digital Archive (NWDA) and the Mountain West Digital Library. Click the first link below to look at registers for Utah State University's Special Collections and Archives. To expand your search to registers for other libraries and archives, click the second link.
Search the finding aids for collections in Utah State University's Special Collections & Archives
Search finding aids for collections in libraries and archives across the Mountain West region