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Welcome to UNT Finding Aids


This site allows you to search finding aids for archival holdings within the UNT Libraries. Finding aids describe archival materials and include information about specific collections, their provenance, and their contents. Most finding aids contain information about the collection's creator and the arrangement of the collections, typically shown as a hierarchy of series, boxes and folders.

The finding aid will indicate when materials in an archival collection are available in a digital format, and accessible through the UNT Digital Library and/or The Portal to Texas History. Most archival collections are not digitized.

Searching is limited to descriptive records of our collections. There is no comprehensive full-text index of the individual collections/materials described on this site.


Users may request access to archival material in the Judge Sarah T. Hughes Reading Room, or the Edna Mae Sandborn Reading Room (Music Special Collections), both located on the 4th floor of Willis Library on the UNT campus in Denton.

New users will need to create an Aeon user account in order to request materials. Once materials are requested you may view the status of your request by logging into your Aeon account.

Requests for duplication (scanning) of archival materials may also be made directly in the finding aid, through Aeon. Requests for duplication may incur fees for scanning. A member of the Special Collections staff will confirm fees for scanning services prior to processing any duplication request.


If you have questions about this site or would like assistance in using archival materials please contact or call (940) 565-2769.