Archives Research Room Rules

Procedures for Archival Research

THE READING ROOM IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT MONDAY-FRIDAY 10AM-4PM.  DEPENDING ON STAFF AVAILABILITY, YOU MAY BE ASKED TO BREAK FOR A HALF-HOUR LUNCH.

PLEASE HELP US PROTECT THE COLLECTIONS BY FOLLOWING THESE PROCEDURES:

•             Researchers must read and sign an Archival Materials Request Form, which they will receive on arrival.

•             Handle papers with clean hands; handle unsleeved photographs with nitrile gloves.

•             Food and drink are not allowed in the Reading Room.

•             Use pencils; pens and markers are not permitted. 

•             Do not remove documents from protective sleeves.

•             Do not rearrange the materials, even if they appear to be out of order. 

•             Do not place anything on top of materials or write on notepaper placed on top of materials.

•             Keep materials flat on the table.

•             Use one box and one folder at a time, keeping the place of the removed folder with a flag.

•             Keep bags in the Reading Room lockers.

•             Laptops are permitted and internet is available at the computer.