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Welcome to the Winchester Archives Online Catalog!

The Archives Online Catalog is a searchable database of many of the photographs and archival collections, including maps and other documentary materials, in the Winchester Archival Center. Both sections of the catalog continue to grow as holdings are cataloged, so please check back later or contact the Archives with any questions.

Tips for Searching

Keyword Search

The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for all catalog records online. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words. For example, a search for Sanborn House will return records associated with Sanborn OR House. If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes, for example, "Wright-Locke Farm". You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor* would come up with records containing history, histories, historical, etc.). Searches are not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

The Advanced Search button can help you be more specific with your search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to narrow down your search results further. For example, searching White in the People field will bring up any records associated with a member of the White family, without having to sift through black & white photographs. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search.

Explore by Image

The Explore by Image button is a great way to browse the collection. Each Random Images page displays an assortment of images from all online records. To view a larger image, click the thumbnail.

Archives/Photo Catalog Searches

The catalog buttons can help narrow your search by limiting it to a selected catalog. If you only want to search for Photos, for example, click the Photo button and type in your keyword(s). Phrase searching, wildcards (*) as well as AND/OR statements are available when performing catalog searches. You can also browse records within that catalog without performing a search.