The Richard L. D. and Marjorie J. Morse Department of Special Collections invites researchers to delve into history, engage in discovery, and contribute to scholarship. Due to the May 22, 2018 Hale Library fire, access to our collections is very limited. We currently have access to online and digital resources as well as records management guidance and assistance.
Please reach out to us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries or questions regarding our research services.
When planning to visit special collections, researchers are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment. A staff member can then verify we hold the materials requested and that the archives will be open.
Researchers who are unable to visit in person may contact us by e-mail, phone or letter. We do ask, however, that you make your requests as specific as possible. Staff is limited and is not able to conduct extensive research on behalf of researchers.
If you are unable to visit our facility in person and need to conduct extensive research, we may be able to provide you with the names of freelance researchers in the area.
Some special collections materials may have restrictions on access or use. Collections may be restricted based on confidentiality, copyright, condition, or by donor request. Staff will explain to researchers the reasons for access restrictions. Patrons requesting access to restricted materials must contact the person or agency imposing the restriction. Access to restricted collections cannot be granted without written authority.