Does HOLLIS search the full-text of Harvard's archival finding aids?

The archival collection I’m looking for doesn’t show up in my results, even though I did an exact phrase search for a sentence that I know appears in the finding aid or inventory.

In general, HOLLIS searches the full-text of our electronic finding aids (i.e. all of the material included in HOLLIS for Archival Discovery).

There is an exception for very long finding aids, as only the first 80,000 words are searchable in HOLLIS. As of June 2018, there are 115 finding aids (2% of the total) in this category. We anticipate that a future update will remove this limitation.

Have another HOLLIS question? Our HOLLIS User Guide provides an overview of HOLLIS's features and functions.

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