Finding aids are a "tool that facilitates discovery of information within a collection of records." There is a wide range of formats, and there is no one "right way." NASA's finding aids typically are written at the series level, providing information such as donor, subjects contained, dates, and box and folder lists. This information assists researchers in being able to locate material that may be of interest, and also assists archivists in being able to provide more targeted responses. Finding aids are added frequently, so keep checking.
List of newly published finding aids, organized by date.
Want to know more about animals, lunar modules, or the NACA? Find our most frequently requested topics here.
PDF finding aids are written at the series level, are text-searchable, and 508-compliant. Excel spreadsheets are written by topic, as a way to assist researchers in understanding the broad scope of what's in our collection. They allow users to sort, filter, and save content in ways that are meaningful for them.
All of our Apollo 7 - 10-related records including books, oral histories, textual records, photos, and some external sources across the Apollo mission.
Coming Soon! Master's theses and doctoral dissertations using NASA archival sources that have been gifted to the NASA HQ Archives for other scholarly work.
These findings aids are organized alphabetically, due to the overlap of acting and Deputy appointments.
We are working to get the finding aids from our authors compiled and online.