The Archives and Special Collections welcomes the use of its collections by classes working on specific subjects. We are happy to arrange meetings with faculty to discuss using primary sources in their courses. Faculty planning on requiring the use of primary sources by their students are asked to contact us prior to the beginning of the semester, or at least three weeks before giving the assignment to the students. It is best to plan on spending one class period on a general presentation by the Archives and Special Collections staff on the use of archival materials and on pointers related to finding materials related to the subject in question. In cases where a specific group of records is being used, classes may be asked to work from photocopies of the originals to decrease the wear and tear on the collection.
Students are welcome to use our archival materials independently and are accorded the same status as individual researchers.