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COVID-19 Update: Although the Gould Library building remains closed, the library staff continue our commitment to support the teaching and research needs of the Carleton community. Information on remote access to library resources and services will be updated regularly on the Remote Resources and Guidance for Library Users page and this FAQ. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need additional assistance.

Archival Research at Carleton

We want you to use the Archives! Here are some tips for ensuring a wonderful visit.

Where to search

Welcome

This guide is meant to introduce you to visiting the Carleton College Archives.  The primary purpose of the Carleton College Archives is to gather, preserve, and make available documentation related to the work, history, and development of Carleton College. 
 
We want students to feel comfortable seeking help for archival research and using the archives.  You'll find information about hours, finding aids, and guidelines for using the Archives.  

Hours:
M-F 9-12, and 1-4, by appointment

Lots of ways to contact us: 

  • call x4270
  • send an email archives@carleton.edu
  • use the "Contact us" form in the Archives Database

When Making an Appointment

The following information is helpful when making an appointment:

  1. At least two possible times to visit
  2. Materials requested - you may provide specific materials requested after searching the Archives Database
  3. If you are unable to locate specific materials needed for your project, or you have a more general question, provide an overview of what type of information you need.
  4. Identify if you are in a class.


By providing these bits of information about your visit, Archives staff can be available to assist you, and the materials you need will be easily retrievable.