When creating a citation for unpublished materials, you will first need to gather some critical information about what you're citing. These components will then be moved around to create your actual citation. Note: your professor may require you to use a certain citation style, which may require different formatting, punctuation, or other technical specifications that are not covered here.
All items in an archive are physically arranged in the following order: items are found in folders, which are found in boxes. Not all items have all three of these components- for example, in some cases an item can be in a box without a folder. These items, folders, and/or boxes are what make up collections. Collections are usually classified into Record Groups, then series and/or sub-series. In the Denison University Archives, there is usually a Call Number which will tell you what the collection is. Most of the components that you need for your citation can be found on the Box Label.
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