Phase one of the Department of Special Collections compact shelving project is complete! Over two days, we moved over 2500 boxes of materials out of their home in the department’s climate controlled storage area.
One of the spaces we are using for temporary storage is the Special Collections reading room. Because of this, the department cannot accommodate on-site researchers until the end of the project. The department will provide phone and email reference service. As the majority of the manuscript and University Archives collections are in storage, the staff will not be able to access the content of most of the collections.
In the interim, we encourage the use of the department’s digitized collections.