Archives & Special Collections - Rules of Use
The objects housed in these collections are noncirculating materials. Some of them are in fragile condition and to a great extent irreplaceable.
Use of materials may be restricted because of poor physical condition, personal privacy or legitimate proprietary rights, confidentiality issues, or unprocessed state.
- No food or beverages are permitted in any area of the Archives.
- Hands must be washed before the handling of materials.
- Only use pencils when taking notes.
- Do not place paper or cards on an object when writing notes.
- Do not place books open face down or use any item other than provided bookmarks. Remove all bookmarks before returning materials.
- Do not rearrange the order in which materials are delivered to you. No marks may be added to or erased from any material.
- Do not make tracings or rubbings of archival material without specific permission and assistance from the archivist.
- Some material is too fragile to be photocopied or requires special handling. Please take notes rather than requesting a copy whenever possible, and consult the archives staff if you want photocopies. The Archives reserves the right to refuse photocopying requests. Digital photographs at the discretion of the Archives.
- The Archives reserve the right to inspect all research material and all personal articles before a patron leaves the area.
- While material from these collections is in your hands, it is your responsibility. Please respect it and handle with care.