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Chicago Manual of Style: Citing Manuscript Collections

This guide provides basic information on the citation formats used in the Chicago Manual of Style. More detailed information is available in the print copies of the Chicago Manual of Style as referenced on the Home page of this LibGuide.

Basic Manuscript Collection Citation

FOOTNOTE or ENDNOTE

Title or description of item, Date of the item, Title of the manuscript collection, Number of the item, Name of the depository.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Title of the collection or author of the items in the collection. Name of the depository.

 

NOTE: If the item is from an online archive or depository, add the url at the end of the citation.

Example Individual Item in a Manuscript Collection

FOOTNOTE or ENDNOTE

     8. Children's Workbook, n.d., Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Amsden, Ohio), Bowling Green State University Library.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Amsden, Ohio). Papers. Bowling Green State University Library.

Example Individual letter in a Manuscript Collection

FOOTNOTE or ENDNOTE

    5. Vernell R. Miller to Elwood Miller, April 2, 1945. Vernell R. Miller Papers, Bowling Green State University Library.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Vernell R. Miller Papers. Bowling Green State University Library.