Vertical file: A solitary folder generally filled with clippings on a given subject
Box: Most archival boxes are about 15″x5″x10.5″ in size, and either a greenish or grayish color. They have flip tops and frequently hold folders filled with documents. Archival boxes are labeled with the collections’ name.
Oral history: An oral history is a recorded interview with a person about their life or their memory of a certain event. Oral histories are frequently done years after a person has lived through the event, so the interviewee is retelling their memories.
Transcript: An oral history that has been written down or typed is called a transcript.
Manuscript collection: Manuscript collections are written or typed primary sources. They are frequently organized in vertical files, archival boxes, and folders.
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