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The Special Collections houses rare books, manuscripts, records, microfilm, ephemera and archival materials with a focus in subjects relating to indigenous peoples with an emphasis on the Menominee.

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Special Collections and Archives Processed Collections-Record Groups

All collections owned by the CMN Special Collections and Archives are arranged by record groups.  These record groups are categorized by the physical nature of items that exist in the collections.  Record groups assist Special Collections Staff in keeping collections mixed with documents, photographs, and other material types together; while providing the researcher knowledge and access to the different material types existing in all collections.


·         RG001, Records

o   Contains written or printed work of a legal or official nature that may be used as evidence or proof; a document.

·         RG002, News Print

o   Contains full newspapers, pages, news articles, and clippings.

·         RG003, Images

o   Contains photographs, microform, slides, prints, and negatives.

·         RG004, Audio-Video

o   Largely Unprocessed collections of VHS, DVD, and DV format films.

·         RG005, Ephemera

o   Art, advertisements, tickets, brochures, mementos, and souvenirs associated with events or people.

·         RG006, Maps and Oversize Materials

o   Contains Maps and large formats of art, posters, photographs, and ephemera

·         RG007, Published Materials

o   Contains books, pamphlets, and magazines. Items are arranged by the Dewy Decimal System and can be referenced using the general CMN Library Catalog.

·         RG008, Realia

o   Contains 3-D objects such as art, plaques; flags, etc.

How Record Groups Appear in a Collection ID Number