Southern Illinois University Carbondale Special Collections Research Center Archives Online (ARCHON)
Orval L. Van Cleave
provides access to the finding aids for the manuscript, political and SIUC university collections. The collections represented in this searchable database range from the late 18th century to the present and describe a wide variety of materials including correspondence, manuscripts and typescripts of literary works, office files, photographs, and printed material. These are only a portion of the Center's materials, which are added on a continuing basis. For more information about our holdings, please visit the Special Collections Website
. Visitors should access the rare books collection through Morris Library's online catalog SIUCat.
Finding aids in Archon generally consist of a biographical or historical creator's note, a general contents note, an outline of the collection's sections or "series", relevant administrative information about copyright and restrictions, and a detailed container list of numbered boxes and folders along with a description of their contents.
The "Search" function at top left of this page allows researchers to conduct keyword searches of finding aid titles and descriptions or to search within the "box lists" of all the finding aids. By using the "Browse" functions at top right of this page, researchers may quickly view an alphabetical listing of all the collections available through the database. Entire finding aids may be viewed in printer-ready format.