Modern manuscripts are defined as archival materials dating from the year 1600 and comprise an estimated 20,000 linear feet, including about 250 oral histories.
For manuscript collections with finding aids, fully searchable versions of EAD (Encoded Archival Description) encoded finding aids are available.
For more detailed information about manuscript materials without finding aids, consult the NLM online catalog LocatorPlus Catalog, or the in-house collection guides.
- All Manuscript Collections
- Consists of typical archival materials including personal papers, organizational and institutional records or artificial collections. Finding aids to selected collections are also available here.
- Search/Browse Finding Aids
- NLM Institutional Archives
- Oral History Collections
- Consists of Oral history tapes and transcripts.
- New Accessions and Unprocessed Collections
- Consists of unprocessed collections of all types and newer accessions. These materials often have brief information in the NLM on-line catalog and are most likely stored in an offsite location requiring at least 30 days prior notice for delivery. Please consult the HMD Reference Staff for information regarding these collctions.