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Planning a Research Trip: Before You Go

This guide offers tips on planning an out-of-town research trip.

About Preliminary Steps

This list of questions relate to planning your visit, the length of your stay, and finding other local sources.

Before You Go

  • Is the archive open to the general public?
  • Do you need to provide a letter of reference from your home institution? 
  • Where is the archive located?
  • Is there parking available?  If so, is it free or do you have to pay?
  • Is the archive located near public transportation stops? 
  • Are there hotel accommodations near the archive?
  • What dining options are available?

Public Services Archivist

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Teresa Gray
Special Collections & University Archives