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Balch Manuscript Guide

This online guide contains short descriptions of the collections (manuscripts, photographs, serials) of the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, which merged with HSP in 2002. The Discover online catalog also includes collection-level descriptions for Balch material.

Please click here to access the Table of Contents for the Balch Manuscript Guide, which was created in the early 1990s.

The Balch Manuscript Guide is organized by ethnic designation. Under each ethnic designation you will find a page containing:

  • narrative descriptions of collections in alphabetical order by title; followed by,

  • a listing of newspaper titles

Please note that this guide is not actively maintained, and may contain incomplete, inaccurate, or out of date information. Please see HSP's online catalog,, for current information on Balch collections.

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