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You may search the collection descriptions, bibliographies, and lists on our website by names and keywords.  Some  examples:

.William Borah   .Vietnam War   .Silver City   .Chinese 
.Nell Shipman   .Salmon  .Wool   .National parks

After searching, be sure to use your browser's Back button to return to this Search page; otherwise your next search will be of the entire Internet.  To find books in Special Collections, use the Library's catalog.


If your searches don't turn up any results, please contact us for reference assistance.  We have access to printed finding aids and databases that are not yet up on the website.  Our photographs, for example, are not individually indexed on this website; nor are unprocessed manuscript collections. 

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"Frank Church"        >"Equal rights amendment"        "World War II"

However, be aware that a search for a name or phrase in quotation marks will only find that exact form of the name or phrase.  For example, if a name has been inverted in an alphabetical list (Church, Frank), it will not be found if you have asked it to search for "Frank Church" (in quotation marks).  Be judicious in your use of quotation marks to limit searches.

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