Archives & Manuscripts Collections

The Alliance’s Archives and Manuscripts Collections Service provides enhanced access to thousands of archival and manuscript collections in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming through a database of Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aids (Archives West) and support for archival collection management with ArchivesSpace. The Archives West database provides a cross-search capability for member institutions and places members’ collections into context with related collections from other institutions.

Members of the A&M service include cultural institutions across the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West. The service is managed by Orbis Cascade Alliance central staff, and advised by participant working groups such as the Archival Collection Discovery & Management Standing Group.

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