Archive Discovery: A How-To Guide

This guide is intended to teach you how to discover archives and evaluate online collections.

Searching for Archives in TARO

Please be aware that TARO is not a comprehensive listing of all archive collections in the state, and some contents may not be up to date. However, it is a very good tool for discovering some archives.



Enter a search term in the box on the opening page. The image below shows a search for "Hiroshima."

TARO search page



The results will show finding aids in which the descriptions contain your search term.

TARO search results example



Clicking on a title will show the complete finding aid for the collection, along with any other information provided by the archive (for instance, special rules regarding access).

TARO finding aid example


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