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CLS-202: Archaeological Methods : Special Collections and Archives

A quick guide on how to find and use primary sources at Schaffer Library, Special Collections and Archives for the CLS 202 documentary archaeology project.

New to Special Collections?

Special Collections and Archives is located on the third floor of Schaffer Library on the east side of the building. Materials housed here do not circulate and must be used in the department’s reading room. The majority of our materials are not digitized and must be consulted on site. Questions about other holdings in the department should be directed to the department staff.


Interior of the Nott Memorial, 1930s

Interior of the Nott Memorial in the 1930s. Image from the Picture File, SCA-1026

General Rules

We will enforce mask wearing in the department and can schedule only three people for research at one time. They can not work together unless there is a special circumstance such as an aid. If you are working jointly on a  project, please let us know so we can plan accordingly, otherwise students must be seated separately due to COVID-19 regulations.

After we have given the class the orientation to SCA in week 2, the students will need to schedule individual appointments via our website and let us know what building part of campus they want to research.

After you have made an appointment and are scheduled to visit, leave all items except for your laptop or phone in the cubbies before entering the reading room. There is no food or drink allowed in the reading room.