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In-depth information about the nature and extent of our archives and manuscript holdings is available under collection strengths.
A portion of our finding aids are available online through out partnership with the Texas Archival Resources Online (TARO).
An alphabetical index also provides subject and name access to a select number of Briscoe Center manuscript collections. It was compiled in the 1990s and has not been updated since that time, but it can bring to light some of our older collections without online finding aids. This index is also available in hard copy in our Reading Room.
You can request copies of paper finding aids from our reference staff.
The published volume, The University of Texas Archives: A Guide to the Historical Manuscripts Collections in the University of Texas Library, compiled and edited by Chester V. Kielman (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1967) presents brief descriptions of 2430 archival and manuscript collections in an alphabetical arrangement in 404 pages, with 190 pages of appendices and index. The Kielman guide is available in over 300 libraries throughout the world, including in our reference collection in the reading room.