BobCat contains collection-level records for cataloged archival collections.
To streamline search results in BobCat, choose "Archival Materials" from the drop-down list of search limit options.
Search by Author/Creator, Keyword, or Subject to find collections.
Follow links to electronic finding aids for processed collections, where available.
There are three main ways to find archival collections at Bobst Library:
1) Search Finding Aids
Researchers may search the finding aids of Fales Library, New York University Archives, Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, and the New-York Historical Society Library together or separately.
2) Browse Collection Lists
Alphabetical lists of the archival collections in Fales Library, New York University Archives, Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, and the New-York Historical Society are posted on each library's website. Follow links to electronic finding aids or brief collection descriptions, where available.
3) Contact the Library
The archivists and librarians in the Special Collections can help you navigate their holdings and help streamline your research. They will also alert you to any restrictions that may affect your use of particular materials.
Almost every special collection holds unprocessed, uncataloged collections as well as processed collections that may be described in a paper finding aid, inventory, calendar or other document that is available only by visiting the library. Some repositories allow researchers to use unprocessed collections, while others do not, so contact the staff of the collection to find out about the availability of specific materials.
It is always a good idea to consult a special collection's website and contact library staff before you visit to find out about access policies and to make certain that the collections you need will be available to you.
Archivists and librarians can help you navigate finding aids and offer research assistance.