Milwaukee School of Engineering Archival Finding Aids


Finding aids are defined by the Society of American Archivists as:

"1. A tool that facilitates discovery of information within a collection of records. - 2. A description of records that gives the repository physical and intellectual control over the materials and that assists users to gain access to and understand the materials."


The finding aids available on this page generally include a historical and/or biographical background of each collection, a summary of the materials (photographs, documents, etc.), and a box/folder list, which indicates more clearly the items and topics covered in the collection. Many of our collections have only been subjected to initial processing and rehousing, therefore our finding aid collection is currently incomplete. We are, however, always working to organize more collections so please check back occasionally to see what is new.


Our finding aids are available in PDF and EAD formats. The PDF documents will open in the same window with a PDF reader and are downloadable. EAD (Encoded Archival Description) is an XML standard for encoding our finding aids in a way which is machine-readable as well as human readable. These documents are arranged in hierarchies based upon the intellectual structure within each collection.


Collection titles that have been listed, but do not have associated finding aids have only been minimally processed. If you have any questions about these collections, please do not hesitate to email us here.


Manuscript Collections

Archival Collections


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