•The first step is to always make an appointment.
Use of the Archival and Special Collections is by appointment with the archivist at email@example.com or by calling 626-584-5311. Please leave a detailed message regarding what you want to look at and perhaps even why you want to reference it.
•What can I bring to the Rare Book Room?
Mobile devices as well as pencils and paper are fine, we do not like to have ink pens of any sort in the rare book room. You may not eat or drink around sensitive materials.
•What if I want to make a copy of the material?
Many items are fragile and are best reproduced by taking a picture of them. If a scan is needed the Archivist will help you.
•What if the material looks out of order?
Maintain the arrangement of the papers. Papers are generally in chronological or some other established order. If each time a folder is turned like a page, the existing order in the folder will be preserved. Please notify the archivist if any papers appear to be in improper order.
•Are the materials in Rare Book Room or Archival Collections publishable?
Permission to publish any record(s) in its entirety or a substantial portion thereof must be requested in writing prior to publication. The researcher has the sole legal responsibility for obtaining written permission.
•How do I cite something I get from the Archives?
Our preferred citation for archival collections is:
Collection Title, Box and Folder Number; Archives, David Allan Hubbard Library, Fuller Theological Seminary.