Help us test our new archives catalog, and you could win a prize!
Be the first to find all the items below in CARDinal and you’ll win. More information about the prize will be coming soon!
- Go to CARDinal.
- Using the photos for each item, try to find the collection, box, and folder the items belong in.
- Send your answers here by March 1 at 12 p.m. to be eligible.
- The first person to correctly identify all the items wins the grand prize!
Not sure how to get started? Here’s an example:
Review the photo for clues. The handwriting is a little hard to read, but I can pick out:
Henry D. Dement, Secretary of State
State of Illinois
Master Brewers Association
“legally organized corporation”
Let’s start with a quick search for these terms.
Henry D. Dement doesn’t bring up any results:
State of Illinois brings up 288 results:
That’s a little more than we want to hunt through. Let’s see if we can narrow it down.
Master Brewers Association brings up one collection and two series:
MS-0675 Master Brewers Association of the Americas records seems promising! Click “Display Finding Aid” to get some more info.
Our last term, “legally organized corporation” usually points to a charter. let’s see if we can find one in this collection. Scroll down to the inventory:
There it is! If you look back at the original picture, you can see the charter was signed in “the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty seven.” We found it!
The answer for this example would be: MS-0675 Master Brewers Association of the Americas records, Box 1, Folder 1
If you’re having trouble, check out our Quick Reference Guide for CARDinal, which gives some tips on searching. Any questions can be sent to NHPRC Project Archivist Emily DuGranrut at email@example.com
Good luck and happy hunting!
This project has been generously funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).