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English: Archives

Selected Archives


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.

Locating Archives

Using LancerQuest to search for Archives

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:

personal narratives







early works to 1800


For example:  Lewis, c.w. and correspondence

                       "williams, william carlos" and speeches


OR limit your FORMAT results to Archival material

Contacting Archives

  1. Locate the Archives website and read it for special instructions and contact information
  2. If appropriate, Call or email the library or Archives you wish to visit and set up an appointment well in advance of your visit. 
  3. Arrive on time,
  4. Obey their rules (no food, drink, bags, etc.)
  5. Thank them and offer the send them a copy of your research. 
574-372-5100 ext. 6297
Morgan Library - Learning Center
Grace College & Seminary
1 Lancer Way
Winona Lake, IN 46590
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