Manuscript Collections

Photograph of page 1 of the James Ball Diaries, Mss 282

Archives and manuscript collections can include hand-written material, typescripts, photographs, diaries, scrapbooks, financial records, correspondence, news clippings and even published content. Late 20th and 21st century collections often include electronic files.

The majority of our university archives and manuscript collections have guides (finding aids) available via Archives West; the majority that do not have online guides have inventories available at Archives and Special Collections.