Utah State University Digital History Collections


Special Collections & Archives Registers (EAD Finding Aids)


Document Type

Digital Collection


Merrill-Cazier Library


Over 600 collections are housed in the Special Collections and Archives division of Utah State University's Merrill-Cazier Library. The collections contain unique, primary-source material such as diaries, unpublished manuscripts, photographs, university records and oral histories. Each collection has a register (also called finding aid and inventory) with a detailed content description as well as an overview of the collection, historical and biographical notes, acquisition data, and related material. These registers are in EAD (encoded archival description) format, which creates advanced, searchable fields such as title, description and subject headings. The registers enable researchers to quickly and accurately access if material is pertinent to your research. They also provide contact information for Special Collection's staff for copies, policies and procedures, and suggestions for additional research.