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finding aids
archival and manuscript collections

This site provides search and display for Benson Ford Research Center archival finding aids, which are provided in PDF format. The site is hosted and maintained by staff of the BFRC and The Henry Ford.

Technical Details
Search and display of textual information on this site is powered by XTF, or eXtensible Text Framework, developed and maintained by the California Digital Library.

From the XTF website:
"XTF consists of Java and XSLT 2.0 code that indexes, queries, and displays digital objects. The software is actively maintained and supported by CDL developers and is in use at institutions across the world. The XTF source code is based on open source software (e.g., Lucene, Saxon) and is itself freely available for developers to download, install and configure. Developers from government agencies, university presses, and other cultural heritage institutions such as OCLC are currently experimenting with XTF."

XTF Website: http://xtf.cdlib.org/