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Honors Historiography and Research Methods: HIST 4934 (SCRC)

A guide to doing archival research in the Special Collections Research Center and beyond.

Archives Research Tool: The Finding Aid

finding aid is a single document that places archival materials in context by consolidating information about the collection. It's also a tool that facilitates discovery of information and helps users gain access to and understand archival materials.

You can browse the SCRC's finding aids.  A finding aid is a single document that places archival materials in context by consolidating information about the collection. It's also a tool that facilitates discovery of information and helps users gain access to and understand archival materials.

Requesting Materials

Once you have identified materials you want to view in the SCRC reading room, you can use your SCRC Researcher Account to request them.  

Instructions on how to request SCRC materials can be found on this link.  

Please be aware that requesting to view materials in the SCRC is a two step process. Step one is to identify materials and make your request. Step two is make an appointment to come into the reading room and view the materials that you have requested.  Due to the COVID-19 safety protocols, we require a 72 hour lead time for appointments.  A staff member will send you a link to make the appointment once we have pulled the materials for you.  

We are glad to keep materials on hold for as long as you require them.