Distance Researchers

Special Collections offers 30 minutes of research and reference services to distance researchers. Please be as specific as possible about the issue you are interested in. In-depth research requires a personal visit. If you are not able to visit Special Collections to conduct research in person, you may consider hiring a student or professional who can conduct research on your behalf. Researchers are encouraged to use digital cameras, scanning apps, and other tools to make copies of our resources for personal use.

Special Collections will make up to 10 digital copies of documents, items, or pages from our collections for your personal research use. You are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of any materials you may wish to use, to investigate the owner of the copyright, and to obtain permission for your intended use. More information regarding your rights and responsibilities is available on Permissions and Copyright. Once your digital copies are ready, we will send you a link from which you will be able to download copies to your own computer. All requests are subject to review. We reserve the right to revise an order due to preservation concerns or time constraints. More information about our digitization services for researchers is available from Order Copies.