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University Archives & Special Collections

Finding Aids

On this page will be posted Archival Finding Aids as they are completed over time.

Finding Aids

Finding Aids in DigitalCommons@Fairfield

To review processed materials held in the University Archives, please check out this link to our Finding Aids collection available in DigitalCommons@Fairfield.

What Is A Finding Aid?

A finding aid is a document containing detailed information about a specific collection of papers or records within an archive.  Finding aids are used by researchers to determine whether information within a collection is relevant to their research. 

Usually, a finding aid includes a description of the scope of the collection, biographical and historical information related to the collection, and restrictions on use of or access to the materials.  (Finding aids are created at every stage of archival processing and may come under the headings of "inventories" and "container lists" as well as finding aids.)

As each collection is identified and formally processed, finding aids will be made available through DigitalCommons@Fairfield.  For more information on how to access the materials represented by the finding aids, please contact the Archivist directly.

University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

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Elise Bochinski
Phone: 203-254-4000 x2892

DiMenna-Nyselius Library
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824