|Go to the Misc. Manuscript Search Engine|
|The most successful way to search is to keep your requests short and
For example, if you fill in the three boxes on the search engine so
that they read: "Civil War," "and," "Letter," "or,"
"Correspondence" you will obtain all the Civil War letter collections
in the database. You should look at the suggestions below for words and
phrases that will help your search.
Discovery and Early Exploration (to 1564)
Patriot War (1812-1816)
Types of Media
Clippings (or Newspapers)
The default field for searching is the "Description" category. If you want to scan the collection box by box, put a box number (1 through 90) in the first field and choose "Box Number" as your heading. This is useful if you don't know what you are looking for (and you have a lot of time).
The "and/or" commands can be used to narrow or widen your search.
The "and" command means that you want maps that fit BOTH of your queries.
Results: You will get all the entries for the Civil War that contain the word "Pensacola."
The "or" command means that you want the description to find ALL cases of your first query and ALL cases of your second query.
Results: You will get every item in the collection that is coded
for these time periods.
If you have questions or problems, contact the curator, Dr. James Cusick,
at (352) 392-0369 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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