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Research

With a little advance planning, you can help ensure your research trip to the Archives is as productive and interesting as possible.

 

BEFORE YOU ARRIVE

1. Check the Archives' calendar to see if we are open.

2.  Contact the Archives to schedule your appointment in advance.  We have a small staff and this will insure that an archivist is available to help you.

3.  Explain your topic of interest to the archivist so that we can prepare materials for you ahead of time.

4.  If you need to arrange local accommodations, speak to an archivist or our secretary for advice.


UPON ARRIVAL

1. If traveling by car, park in an adjacent lot and receive a parking pass for display on your windshield.

2. Provide a valid form of identification (drivers license, passport) and fill out a researcher form about yourself and your research. By signing the form you will agree to abide by the Rules of the Archives and also agree to forward a complimentary copy of any publication in which Archives material is used.

3. You may choose a seat in the reading room where research materials will be brought to you. Electrical outlets are available for laptops at some work stations.

4. You will be provided with a pair of cotton gloves which must be worn when handling materials.

5. You can discuss your research with an archivist and receive suggestions as to which records to request. You may also use the finding aids in the reading room to research your topic.

6. You are permitted to make reproductions of materials using a camera or digital camera for your personal use at no cost. There is a camera stand available.

• RESEARCH ADVICE & PROCEDURES
• RESEARCH BY MAIL OR EMAIL
• FEES
• ORDERING REPRODUCTIONS
• TRANSLATIONS

What to bring

• Personal identification
• Pencils
• Laptop computer
• Camera
• Specific references to your research

WHAT NOT TO BRING

• Pens
• Food
• Drink

 

check our hours

Click here to check our hours and our calendar to see if we are open.

PREPARE

read this Guide to Effective Research, published by the American Society of Archivists.


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