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Manuscripts Artifact Collection

Identifier: 01/Mss. 1.03

  • Staff Only
  • No requestable containers

Arrangement of Materials:

Artifacts are organized according to Nomenclature 3.0 for Museum Cataloging : Third Edition of Robert G. Chenhall's System for Classifying Man-Made Objects, which is published by AltaMira Press in cooperation with the American Association for State and Local History. Nomenclature 3.0 classifies artifacts based on their purpose or function.

Categories include: Built Environment Artifacts, Furnishings, Personal Artifacts, Tools and Equipment For Materials, Tools and Equipment for Science and Technology, Tools and Equipment For Communications, Distribution and Transportation Artifacts, Communication Artifacts, Recreational Artifacts, and Unclassifiable Artifacts.

This collection is currently being evaluated, described, and rehoused by staff.

Custodial History:

Many of the artifacts inventoried in this collection came to the Special Collections Research Center as part of a collection of personal papers or organizational records. Those relationships are documented when known.

Acquisition Information:

Acquisition information can often be found in the records of the original collections, personal papers, or organizational records from which the artifact was transferred. Acquisition information for material received after 7/13/2009 is available by consulting a Special Collections Research Center staff member.


Future accruals are expected.

Separated Materials

Thomas Millington's watercolor painting of the Palace Green was originally transferred from the John Millington Papers (Mss. 65 M59, Box 7, Folder 11b) to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection (Mss. 1.03), before being transferred to the Thomas Millington Collection (MS 00306) on July 29, 2019.

Guide to the Manuscripts Artifact Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository