Some terminology you will want to know when researching in the Archives.
Collection: A group of documents that is intentionally assembled based on subject, form, geographic scope or other common characteristics.
Finding Aid: A tool that facilitates discovery of information within a collection of records
A description of records that helps users gain access to and understand a collection of archival materials.
Provenance: The origin or source of something or Information regarding the origins custody, and ownership of an item or group of items.
Many digital, print, and microform primary resources can be located by searching the library catalog, LancerQuest or WorldCat. Add these subjects to your topic or subject:
early works to 1800
For example: Lewis, c.w. and correspondence
"williams, william carlos" and speeches
OR limit your FORMAT results to Archival material