Class Visits and Instruction

Archives and Special Collections welcomes visits by groups and classes. We offer sessions on the use of the materials in our collections, classes introducing general or specific collections, and instruction in the use of archival materials as primary sources.

Prior to your visit...

Review our Library Guide - We have created an easy-to-follow guide to learn about Archives and Special Collections. Additional information describes primary and secondary source materials and what to expect upon visiting.
Learn Policies and Procedures - We welcome students, faculty, staff, and the general public to conduct research within our collections. However, in order to ensure the best experience during your visit please review the following information regarding our research policies.
Review Primary Sources on Campus - Within the Archives, you have access to many rare materials including unique archival collections, rare books, Purdue Photo Archives, Purdue Vertical Files, Faculty Papers, Debris Yearbooks, and more.
Search Outside Archival Resources - There are numerous online resources available to locate primary sources throughout the world. We have compiled some of these resources into a list sorted by the scope of the materials sought.

Note:

Please request sessions at least two weeks in advance. Instructor attendance during the session is preferred. Participants must follow the same rules as researchers. No food or drink is allowed. Backpacks and bags shall be stored in spaces provided. No ink pens should be present; pencils and paper will be provided if needed.

Schedule a Visit

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