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Reference and Research Assistance: Home

Get help with your research from one of our archivists.

Reference Service

Archives and Special Collections is happy to answer reference questions. You may send us reference questions via the reference form, or you may email us directly. We try to respond promptly to email inquiries and the Archives email account is checked daily.You can also call, fax, or visit us in our Research Room, located in Ekstrom Library Room 017 (lower level).

In order to facilitate the use of our materials, Archives and Special Collections has light tables, microfilm and microfiche readers and printers, audiotape players, and a photocopier, all of which may be used in the research room. In addition, some materials, from photographs and maps to oral histories, are available online via:

Research Assistance

While the Archives and Special Collections staff is pleased to answer reference questions, human resource constraints limit the amount of time we can give to responding to an individual researcher's inquiries. We may advise researchers to either come to ASC in person in order to conduct their own research, or to hire a researcher who works in the Louisville area. We have a list of local independent researchers who may be hired to perform research for remote users for a fee. Users may make arrangements with these researchers directly.

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