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Search Tools (Finding Aids)

We provide researchers with a variety of tools to search and access our collections and collection descriptions (aka, finding aids). Many of our collections have been digitized as well. You can see a list of our digital collections below.

Search for Individual Photographs via the Historical Photograph Database Search the Argonaut (University of Idaho's Student Newspaper) Search the Special Collections Website

Each individual collection has a title and number, which are used to organize and reference the collection. Number prefixes show to which Collection group a particular archival, manuscript or photograph collection is assigned. For example, 10 stands for Manuscript Group 10, WILLIAM EDGAR BORAH, 1865-1940.

MG signifies Manuscript Group, for Manuscript and Archival collections.

UG signifies University Group, for University Archives records and documents.

PG signifies Photograph Group, for for Historic Photograph collections.

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