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Welcome back! Supporting students, faculty, staff & research this fall

Welcome back! Supporting students, faculty, staff & research this fall

This fall, Special Collections will remain closed until further notice except by appointment. Appointments are available to students, faculty, staff, and the public, Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm. Appointment requests must be made at least one week in advance.

Masks are required inside the Special Collections Reading Room.

Consultations

Faculty, students, and staff who have questions about our collections or want to access our materials should consult our online services. If you would like to schedule an appointment to visit, please indicate that on our research assistance request form. Our staff will review your request and follow up with you. If we can’t fulfill your needs any other way, we’ll work with you to set up a time to visit. 

Primary sources and in-person classes

If you’re considering using primary sources in your curriculum, reach out to us as soon as possible for consultation. We are supporting online, in-person, and hybrid instruction for University of Arizona courses during fall semester 2021. Special Collections will accommodate in-person class instruction, generally up to 20 students, where interaction with the physical materials is critical to the course learning objectives and the class can be accommodated safely according to university guidelines.

We can also meet your needs through virtual instruction using Zoom or other tools and the use of digital collections. We will digitize 50 pages or less from archival collections, or 20-40 photographs for use in class instruction with 4 weeks advance notice to the date of instruction. No monographs will be duplicated for instructional sessions. Any request of digital version may be denied based on condition and fragility of item. Our digital collections and online exhibits are always available and easy to access.

General public

Members of the general public may continue to consult our online services to submit research questions or request duplications. If you would like to schedule an appointment to visit, please indicate that on our research assistance request form. Our staff will review your request and follow up with you. If we can’t fulfill your needs any other way, we’ll work with you to set up a time to visit.  

Contact us if you need help and learn more about our reopening plans.

 

Archival files in Special Collections