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Andersen Library

July 10, 2014
8:30am - 7:00pm

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Finding aids are online guides to selected historical records and papers in the YMCA Archives.

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Find material in the collection that has been indexed online or digitized using the search box to the right. See below for information on how to find material which is not available or described online.

Find Archival Records and Papers

What is a "Finding Aid"?
Detailed inventories/listings/descriptions, called "finding aids," are available online for many of the collections. These finding aids vary from a basic summary of the content, dates, and size, to a detailed folder by folder inventory. NOTE: Many of our finding aids are not yet online, so please contact the archives directly if you don't find what you are looking for.

Find Books and Journals

  • Nearly all books and journals in the YMCA Archives collections are in the University of Minnesota Libraries catalog. Use the "catalog" search tab in the search box above.

Find Photographs/Images

  • Search selected photographs, postcards, and lantern slides that have been digitized using the "images/media" tab on the search box above. For best results, limit the search to "image collection."
  • See a list of all the lantern slides in the collection.
  • Many of the photographs and other images from the collection are not available online. Contact the staff for more information.

Find Audio Visual and Other Formats

  • A limited number of videos from the collection are digitized and available online. Search using the "images/media" tab on the search box above. For best results, limit the search to "video and audio collection."
  • Most videos, as well as other formats in the collection including films, DVDs, audio recordings, kits, posters, and memorabilia, are not listed or digitized online. Contact the staff for more information on this material
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