Manuscripts Finding Aids

The Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia Libraries is the repository for over six million individual items including family papers, diaries, letters, theatrical papers, corporate and organizational papers. Included in this count are over five hundred thousand images, made up of drawings, paintings, photographs, daguerreotypes, tintypes, cased images, slides and negatives.

The manuscripts area collects primarily materials relating to Georgia and Georgians, though the international performing arts collections form a second major strength. Chronologically, the collections are strongest in 19th Century materials.

This database provides finding aids for Hargrett's manuscript holdings. Some finding aids include links to items that have been digitized. Users also may use the database to request materials for use on-site at the UGA Special Collections Libraries building.