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Archives Online Catalog

Search the Archives Online Catalog to find materials in the extensive print collection, then contact the archives to arrange an appointment to view these items.

Archives Online Catalog

Search Tips:

  • To retrieve the most results, begin your search using a single keyword. Each time you add more terms, you retrieve fewer results.
  • When you use more than one keyword, the database will automatically add an AND between the words. Example: photographs band finds any records that have both the words photographs AND band somewhere in the record.
  • If you type words in quotation marks, the database recognizes them as a phrase. Example: "Pennsylvania Military Academy" will bring up only those records that include this exact phrase.
  • To search by subject, select a subject from the drop-down box. If you use both a keyword and a subject, you will retrieve fewer results.
  • When you search by title, your search word will come only from the title of the box rather than from the box's description. This is a more focused search. If it doesn't produce any results, you will have to search via keyword or subject.
  • Use an * to find multiple word endings. Example: athlet* will find occurrences of athletic, athletics, athlete and athletes.
  • Use the word OR (you must capitalize the word OR) between words to retrieve records that contain at least one of the words. Example: Kirkbride OR Kapelski will find any records with either the word Kirkbride or the word Kapelski.

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