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Guide to the Oversize Manuscripts Collection

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Collection processed by Catherine Newton and Audrey Belanger, with ongoing additions by others.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 12, 2021
Finding Aid is written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Title: Oversize Manuscripts Collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1648-2018
Abstract: This collection is an "artificial collection'' of unrelated materials that are stored together due to their large size. The collection is organized into two series. Series I consists of oversize items that were donated or acquired individually, and are not part of a larger collection. This series is arranged by date. Series II is composed of oversize items that were accessioned as part of larger manuscript collections, but are physically located in oversize storage. These items are organized alphabetically by the name of the originating collection.
Quantity: 4.2 Linear feet
Location: "Small" oversize folders are stored in boxes (currently located on NS4), while "medium" and "large" oversize folders are stored in cabinet drawers (currently located on NS6 and NS12, respectively).
Language: Materials in this collection are generally in English with a few documents in Latin.
Call Phrase: MS OS