Selected Manuscripts Finding Aids now online

We are excited to announce that a selected group of our Manuscripts finding aids are now online. The finding aids are currently in a PDF format, and users will need a PDF reader to download and use them. Patrons can also search for keywords in most of the finding aids.

This is just a small sample of the more than 1,000 manuscripts collections we hold, and we are planning to add more. If you wish to see a finding aid that isn't on the page, please contact us, and we will be happy to make it available if resources allow.

Many of our noted collections now have their finding aids available online for the first time, including the papers of John Kennedy Toole, Rudolph Matas, Charles Colcock Jones, and Natalie Scott. We also have organizational records from the Christian Women's Exchange, First German Lutheran Church, Council of Social Agencies, and the Orleans Parish Medical Society.

Many thanks to Neal Schexnider for his assistance with getting these online.

Posted by Eira Tansey.


  1. Thanks to Eira, Lee, and Neal for taking a "just do it" sort of approach to this idea. I've now made links to these searchable online finding aid PDFs in WorldCat and Voyager for those which have already been given MARC cataloging treatment there. The lengthy, detailed inventory of the John Kennedy Toole papers will be really welcome to out-of-town scholars. sp


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