Finding Aids

finding aid n. ~ A tool that facilitates discovery of information within a collection of records.  Finding aids include a wide range of formats, including card indexes, calendars, guides, inventories, shelf and container lists, and registers.*


College Photographs Index
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Abstract:  The D’Youville College Archives has an extensive collection of photographs documenting commencements, buildings, student activities, and the beginnings of the College. Former College Archivist Sister Mary Kathleen Duggan created an index to each photo with descriptive captions and dates.

D’Youville College Plays, 1908-1962
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Abstract:  This short finding aid lists plays produced in the D’Youville auditorium from 1908 to 1967, and minor plays enacted by special groups 1912 to 1962.

Office of Facilities, Buildings and Properties records, 1907-2011
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Collection Number:  DYCARC.06.1
Abstract:  Records relating to buildings owned or used by D’Youville College, including academic and dormitory buildings, as well as properties leased or purchased for development.

Student Activities finding aid, 1913-2013
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Collection Number: DYCARC.10.1
Abstract: The Students Activities Collection contains documents, clippings, dance
card, pamphlets, and photographs that relate to various student activities
that have occurred at D’Youville College over the past 100 years.

Heritage Pamphlet Series   
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Abstract:  In celebration of the 75th anniversary of D’Youville College, Sr. Mary Sheila Driscoll (1911-1994), second College Archivist, created a pamphlet series on the history and founding of D’Youville College.

Vertical File Index
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Abstract:  The D’Youville College Archives maintains A to Z subject files of topics, events, and people related to D’Youville College (the “vertical file”). Materials contained in each file vary, but can include images, correspondence, brochures, and clippings


*Source: A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology, by Richard Pearce-Moses.  Online at Society of American Archivists.

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  1. I am looking for a picture of my mother, Mary Margaret Olmsted Schaab who graduated in 1938. She was the first MUD Queen at D’Youville. She is now 95 1/2 and not in good health. If you could email a picture of her as MUD Queen and possible her graduation picture I would be most grateful. I would like to frame them for her as one of her memories. Thanks for your assistance in this matter.

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