Using the Archives
The archives are open to the public and anyone is welcome to visit and view the collections.
- Visit the archives to view materials in-person
- Request items for digitization
- View materials online
- Copyright, Publishing, and Citing
Learn about our Collecting Areas
Why are only some materials available online?
Most of our records will never be digitized and will only be available for in-person viewing. This is because we hold tens of thousands of boxes of records. While we try to digitize our most heavily-used materials, it’s actually much easier and more affordable to maintain records on paper. If we spent all of our resources digitizing, we would not be able to preserve as many materials and many records would be lost.
Portions of the collections may be restricted from access, or be accessible only under certain conditions. We restrict materials to protect personal privacy or because of donor agreements and state records laws. We try to make these restrictions transparent and consistent, and feel free to ask us about restrictions if you have any questions.