Rules and Procedures
An Archive staff member will retrieve the requested materials and place them on a designated table for the researcher to use. If a multi-box collection is requested, only one box will be available at a time.
Patrons will be asked to look through one folder at a time to maintain order. Place markers will be provided for scan requests. Patrons may photograph material if it is not restricted, but flash photography is prohibited.
If a patron would like material scanned, an Archive staff member will assist them in scanning the items with the library’s overhead scanner. Depending on the condition of the material, this option may not be available.
Scan requests cannot exceed 50 pages per visit. Scanning published materials are subject to copyright law found in Title 17 of the U.S. Code
. Some materials may be unavailable due to their condition, state of processing, or privacy restrictions.
Patrons will be asked to put any prohibited personal property in a locker while they use the collections. Below are lists of prohibited and accepted items to carry while using the University Archives collections.
Prohibited items while using archival materials
- Purses or backpacks (Lockers are available.)
- Pens or markers
Acceptable items while using archival materials
- Cameras or phones (without the use of flash)
- Laptops (must be turned on and kept open)