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How to search finding aids:

To access finding aids (indexes) to the manuscript collections held in Thomason Special Collections and SHSU Archives, go to:

There are search tips right on the front page of Archon:

Default Behaviors
  • The search engine looks for records containing every term you submit.
Search By Phrase
  • Use double quotes around your search query. (e.g "Festival of Contemporary Arts")
Narrow Your Search Results
  • Use a minus sign before a term you want to omit from your results. (e.g. 'bass -fish' finds bass guitars but not bass fishing.)
  • Browse by collection title, subject, name, or classification.

The search box is in the upper left hand side and will do a keyword search of all the files in Archon-- you can find a ton of stuff!



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