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"I love to think of those who have preceeded us, who paved the way for us, and who challenged us." -- Mary Fisher Floyd


Online Findings Aids

Finding aids are guides to collections. Finding aids provide detailed descriptions of collections, their intellectual organization and, at varying levels of analysis, of individual items in the collections. Access to the finding aid is essential for understanding the true content of a collection and for determining whether it is likely to satisfy a researcher's needs.

G.A. Pfeiffer Library's online catalog, Polaris provides access to a small but growing number of finding aids for manuscript collections in the Mary Fisher Floyd Archives and Special Collections.
Below is a listing of the online finding aids currently available.


Oberlin Home and School Collection
Mitchell Home School Collection
Mary Fisher Floyd Papers
Pfeiffer-Merner Family Collection
Emily C. Prudden Collection
Caroline F. Youngs Collection
Annie B. Davis Gowell Collection
E.B.C. Hambley Papers
Pfeiffer Woman's Club Papers
Phoebe Pollitt Papers

"The Guide to the Oberlin Home and School collection and the Guide to the Mitchell Home School Collection are supported with federal Library Service and Technology Act (LSTA) funds made possible through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources through the
North Carolina ECHO, 'Exploring Cultural Heritage Online' Digitization Grant Program."


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