Course:3: Processing
Lesson:Lesson 5 – Processing: Putting It All Together
Topic:The Finding Aid

The Finding Aid

With the accession record and your research and processing notes handy, you are ready to write a finding aid for this collection. Use the Finding Aid Worksheet to draft your own version of the finding aid for this collection. When you are finished, take a look at our version of the completed finding aid and see how yours compares.

If your program uses catalogs, you should create the finding aid first, and then create the catalog card or record based on the finding aid. 

computer screen of catalog

Using your research notes and knowledge of the collection, you can now create a finding aid.


It's time to write a finding aid for the Lisa Smith collection. Follow the instructions to the left.