About this Database
The finding aids in this database describe the contents and historical context of manuscript and visual arts collections held by the Kenan Research Center, the Library and Archives Division of the Atlanta History Center. Finding aids contain general information about the materials in a collection, a historical or biographical sketch providing pertinent background, and an inventory containing a list of folder titles that more precisely describes the contents.
This site contains approximately 250 finding aids; a small but significant fraction of the 2,000 finding aids for collections available at the Kenan Research Center. Access to the remainder of these collections is provided through the Center's online catalog, Terminus or by visiting the Kenan Research Center. Additional finding aids will be added to this database as collections are processed.
The Finding Aids are encoded using the 2002 version of the Encoded Archival Description (EAD) Document Type Definition, a standard that is endorsed and maintained by the Library of Congress and the Society of American Archivists. The content of the finding aids of the Kenan Research Center are created using the rules in the Society of American Archivists publication Describing Archives: A Content Standard.