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EDCI 886 - Historical Research Methods in Education

A guide for students doing historical education research for EDCI 886

Using archives

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Society for American Archivists Guide to Special Collections and Archives: This guide outlines how archives function, how to identify appropriate archives for your research, and how to access historical materials and research at an archive. It is designed for first-time users and scholars who have already conducted research in archives. 

Reading room basics

Reading Room

Due to the Hale Library fire, the reading room is not available for the 2018-19 school year; check out the Hale Library blog for more updates.

  • Hours: 10am to 5pm; Monday – Friday. 
  • Everyone wishing to access the collection must register and fill out the request slip (at front desk).
  • Keep food and drinks away and place cell phones on silent. 
  • Store personal belongings in security closet.
  • Bring laptops, pencils (no pens), and paper.
  • Public scanner available.
  • White gloves are needed to handle historical photographs.
  • We can place materials on hold for you.