About SNAC

What is SNAC?

SNAC is a free, online resource that helps users discover biographical and historical information about persons, families, and organizations that created or are documented in historical resources (primary source documents) and their connections to one another. Users can locate archival collections and related resources held at cultural heritage institutions around the world.

SNAC is an international cooperative including, but not limited to, archives, libraries, and museums, that is working to build a corpus of reliable descriptions of people, families, and organizations that link to and provide a contextual understanding of historical records.

Cooperative Members

American Institute of Physics
American Museum of Natural History
Archives nationales de France
Archives, National Centre for Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bangalore, India
Brigham Young University
California Digital Library
Cecilia Preston (individual scholar)
East Carolina University
George Washington University
Getty Research Institute
Harvard University
Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis
Jane Addams Papers (documentary editing)
Library of Congress
Mojave Desert Archives
National Archives and Records Administration
New York Public Library
New York University Archives
Princeton University
Smith College
Smithsonian Institution
Swarthmore College
The Mitre Corporation
Tufts University
University of California, Irvine
University of Miami
University of Nebraska, Library
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Oregon
University of Virginia
Utah State Archives
Walt Whitman Archive (documentary editing)
Wesleyan University
Yale University