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Archives & Special Collections (ASC)

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Hours, directions, and information about making an appointment in the Archives and Special Collections.

Archives and Special Collections’ research room is normally open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm during Fall and Spring semesters. We are closed on University holidays

Before You Visit

The Archives and Special Collections is open to all students, scholars, and the general public. To ensure a smooth visit, we encourage researchers to take the following steps prior to their arrival:

  1. Search our online catalog to identify materials for research. Because some of our materials are not cataloged, but this is a good starting place. If you are new to archival research or our catalog, our Getting Started with Archival Research page may be helpful. You can also contact us prior to your visit to consult with us about materials you may want to use during your visit.
  2. Register as a researcher and familiarize yourself with our use and personal digital camera policies.
  3. Submit a request for materials to be viewed in our research room (if you have identified any specific collection materials you would like to access during your visit, you can request them as part of the registration process). Requests will be retrieved after you have checked in.

When you are ready to visit the research room, remember that you must show current identification, such as a college/university/military ID, driver's license, or passport, on arrival. Lockers are available for personal items that are not permitted in the research room, and staff will be on hand to help you to safely handle collection materials and answer any questions.

Please also note that we follow the University's current Health and Safety Protocols.

Working in Our Research Room

In order to ensure the health and safety of our researchers and staff, the following policies and procedures will be in place for the use of the Archives & Special Collections research room:

  1. Masks are required in our research room regardless of vaccination status.
  2. You must show an ID.
  3. We will assign you a locker for personal items that are not permitted in the research room.
  4. Staff will be on hand to help you safely handle collection materials and answer any questions.

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