In our continuing efforts to make unprocessed (or underprocessed) collections available to researchers, we are very excited to announce that we can now easily provide access to preliminary finding aids and inventories. The Online Archive of California (OAC) recently released RecordEXPRESS, which allows us to create collection-level finding aids and attach PDF documents including preliminary finding aids, inventories, or scans. They are working on making the PDFs searchable through OAC’s search box, but in the meantime we have full-text searchable PDFs attached. When in an OAC finding aid, simply go to “Additional collection guides” and you can see the PDFs. Below are finding aids for three large collections in which inventories or preliminary finding aids are now available. For additional information about these collections please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our reference desk at (949) 824-3947.
MS-L007, Hans Waldmüller Collection on Thomas Mann
61 linear feet
This collection contains periodical issues and articles, offprints, newspaper clippings, and other materials relating to German author Thomas Mann. Materials were collected by Hans Waldmüller, author of scholarly works on Thomas Mann.
MS-F006, Ralph Waldo Gerard Papers
104 linear feet (container list for boxes 1-109 only)
This collection contains the professional papers of Ralph Waldo Gerard. It includes college papers, personal and professional correspondence, research materials, writings, draft reports of experiments, papers relating to travels, lecture materials, awards, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, photographs, audio recordings, slides, and related ephemera.
MS-M005, George Trager Papers
38.3 linear feet
This collection comprises papers of the noted linguist and anthropologist George L. Trager. Included are correspondence, manuscripts, offprints of articles, audiotapes, phonograph records, research reports, and conference papers.
We are also very happy to share that we can now provide you with direct access to inventories for hundreds of thousands of images from UCI Special Collections & Archives! The University of California, Irvine, Communications Photographs (AS-061) consists of nearly 275,000 photographs depicting the campus, students, faculty, staff, events, and surrounding region of UC Irvine since 1952. In the past, we had to search a lengthy inventory of descriptions from the collection to find appropriate images for researcher use. This month, we are happy to announce that these inventories are now freely available and full-text searchable!
Guide to the University of California, Irvine, Communications Photographs (AS-061)
(just click on “Additional collection guides”)
Photographs in this and other collections are viewable in Special Collections and Archives, located on the fifth floor of Langson Library. Information about how to acquire photocopies or scans is available here or contact us at (949) 824-3947 or email@example.com