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Searching FAQ

Looking for materials in an archives/special collection can be a very rewarding experience but it is different from searching for other materials in FLITE.

The first step for searching for materials on your topic of interest is to use the library online catalog. The online catalog has brief descriptions of collections and contains records for many published materials.

Another source for finding information is to look through finding aids. You can do a quick search of the finding aids search box on this page or browse them by title.

A third way to find information is to browse our vertical files. These may also be searched using the search button on this screen.

In some cases, resources on particular topics such as Ferris thesis, or campus buildings, has been created. These resources are located on the research guides page.

The University Archives has digitized a very selective portion of some collections. When available, there will be a link on the box/folder list to the location for the digitized materials.

For more information about locating visual images such as photographs please click here.

The University Archives has many more resources which may not be cataloged or make a specific reference to your topic. It is always best to consult archival staff who may be able to suggest a different approach to finding the information you need.

Contact: Mary Gallagher-Eustice, Archival Associate or
Melinda McMartin Isler, University Archivist
Telephone: (231) 591-3731

Office: Alumni 101
410 Oak Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307

photo of Ferris State College dental hygiene students

Photo of dental hygiene students ca. 1964.