During the summer of 2014, the Department of Special Collections will be installing compact shelving in its archival storage area. We are very excited about this as the project as it will increase the capacity of the area by over 50%, allowing for growth of the university’s collections of archival, manuscript and rare books collections for many years to come.
To accommodate the work involved in this project, the University Archives and manuscript collections currently held by department will be placed in storage and will not be accessible for the duration of the project. We will be able to place limited amount of essential records in temporary storage for access during this project. The University Archivist is working with affected university departments to identify those materials. Access to these records will be by appointment with the University Archivist.
Additionally, the reading room for the Department of Special Collections/University Archives will close June 23, 2014 and will remain closed through the end of August 2014. During this period, there will be no access to Special Collections & University Archives materials by faculty, staff, students, and other researchers in the department’s reading room; phone and email reference service will be limited. In the interim, researchers are encourage the use of the department’s digitized collections.
The cooperation of the UST community and other researchers during this project is greatly appreciated. Please contact Ann Kenne, Head of Special Collections/University Archivist (2-5461), for additional information.