Archives & Special Collection Policies

  • All researchers must present identification at the start of each visit.
  • Materials cannot be checked out and can only be used in the reading room.
  • All bags, coats and other belongings must be placed away from the reading room.No food or beverages (including water) are allowed in the reading room.
  • The reading room is designated as a quiet study area and loud talking and phone conversations are not allowed.
  • Pens, markers, highlighters, sticky notes and other items that could be damaging are not allowed.  Only pencils may be used for taking notes.
  • Archival materials are rare, unique and are often fragile and must be handled with care.  They must not be marked, flagged, folded or tagged with paper clips, sticky notes or other items that are damaging. 
  • The order of folders and its contents must be maintained.  Materials should not be rearranged or separated and should always be returned to its original place.

Duplication and Reproduction
Duplication and reproduction of materials are subject to approval from the Archivist.  Photocopies can be obtained for 25 cents a page.  Digital scan fees are based on the materials being requested.  At this time, we can only accept payment by personal check or money order.  Please consult with the Archivist for further details.

Researchers assume full responsibility for obtaining permission to publish materials from copyright holders.  Some archival materials and Special Collections items may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).  Additionally, the use and reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms listed in the deed of gifts and donor restrictions.