Archon: Digital Archive

An archival collection is a group of rare or unique materials created or donated by a common person, family, or organization.  A single collection can include thousands of items, in a variety of formats and sizes, with dates spanning different centuries.

Each archival collection is described in a finding aid.  Finding aids describe how a collection is organized, the historical significance of the creator(s) or donor(s), and other useful information.  The finding aid will also inform researchers about any copyright or access restrictions that may apply to items, as well as any related collections or digitized content available.

Use Archon to search our finding aids.  You may use a simple keyword search, or browse finding aids by title, subject, creator, and more.  Read a brief abstract, or view the entire document by clicking “Detailed Description.”

GreenIconThe presence of this green icon indicates that at least a portion of the collection is available to view online.  Click on the icon located within the Box and Folder List to see scans of individual items or folders.  Click the icon located next to the Collection Title to view all digital files.

New finding aids are being added to Archon all the time, so be sure to check back often!




W. B. Nickerson Cape Cod History Archives