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SMU Archives Finding Aids: Overview

University Archivist

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Joan Gosnell
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jgosne@smu.edu
(214) 768-2261
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What is a Finding Aid?

Finding aids are the primary way to discover what is in archival boxes. 

Finding aids are inventories that describe collection contents in greater detail. Finding aids are tools that help a user find information in a specific record group, collection, or series of archival materials.