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About Our Finding Aids

Finding aids are tools or guides that describe archival collections. This database contains 1820 finding aids for collections at the Hagley Library. While the finding aid database contains a significant number of collections for a wider search of Hagley materials please visit our Search Collections page.

Hagley Museum and Library collects, preserves, and interprets the unfolding history of American enterprise. Hagley's collections document the interaction between business and the cultural, social, and political dimensions of our society.

Using the database

Start with Keyword searching.

For phrase searching, use quotes around your search terms. For example "Defense Audiovisual Agency".

Take note of the following throughout the site:

The breadcrumbs depicted above allow you to click on futher description and details about your search results.

To request or cite material in this database, please use the collection title, accession number, and box number.

Additional Information

To search our published collection, please see our public access catalog.

For the most comprehensive view of our research materials, please consult with our reference archivists by sending an email to