Research by appointment
The University Archives is located on the 5th floor of the Alkek Library. Research appointments are generally available Monday through Friday between 7:30am and 4:30pm (excluding holidays and energy conservation days).
Research appointments are required to allow time for retrieval of offsite materials, to reserve research space, and to allow staff to sanitize the space between researchers. Walk-in assistance is dependent on staff and space availability, as researchers with appointments are given priority. As a reminder, masks are required at all times while in the Alkek Library and in the University Archives.
For questions or assistance, please Ask an Archivist.
The nature of archival materials is so varied that it is impractical to use a "one rule fits all" approach. It helps to remember that the goal of citing materials is to direct others to your sources.
Since the University Archives is still under development, there isn't yet a standard for describing all of our materials. Please feel free to ask questions about how to cite the materials - we'll be glad to assist you with gathering content for your citation. Be sure to refer to your style guide for specific information about how to organize the content into an appropriate citation.
Some universities and archives have written very detailed information about citing archival sources within their particular collections. Check out the following links for suggestions and examples.
Since our archives is still in devleopment, many of our materials are as yet unprocessed but the general guidelines still apply.
There are a number of topics that have yet to be researched and placed within their respective historical contexts. The following subjects are represented in primary resources held by the University Archives (but will likely require additional external research to complete the history):