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Welcome to Bryan-Lang Archives Finding Aids

About This Site: The Bryan-Lang Archives Finding Aids database includes descriptions for archival and manuscript materials available in our collections. Please note that these finding aids are iterative in nature. Record descriptions will be expanded and updated as time allows. Also, note that not all finding aids are available online yet. Don’t hesitate to ask our staff if an additional description is available for a collection.

The Bryan-Lang Archives provides access to its records and collections as an unaltered, historical record. These materials may contain offensive language or negative stereotypes reflecting the culture or language of a particular period or place. They reflect the period in which they were created.

Digitized or digital materials: Browse or search under Digital Objects in the menu above. Items are typically linked to our digital repository hosted by Preservica.

Access: Although materials in the Bryan-Lang Archives cannot be checked out, our staff are available to help you find and use materials in our reading room.

Contact: Email for questions or to request material.

Search Tips:

  • Our collections are not as extensive as with larger archival institutions. In most cases, the results obtained via simple searches will not be overwhelming. However, follow the tips below for refining search results.
  • The basic search will look for records containing every word you submit
  • Use a * truncation symbol to search for all characters before or after the * (e.g. *umb* retrieves Number, Cumberland, and Lumber)
  • To search an exact phrase, use double quotes. (e.g. “Superior Court” or “Coastal Highway District of Georgia”)
  • Searches are not case-sensitive.
  • To exclude a term from your search, put a minus sign in front of it. (e.g. Tribune -Georgian will retrieve “Camden County Tribune”, but not “Tribune & Georgian”.)
  • "Archival Records” are physical objects: boxes, folders, volumes
  • "Collections" are descriptions of groups or series of records
  • Use the sections in the top navigation bar to browse collections, digital objects, etc.