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is open to any individual who has a serious interest in and specific
use for its holdings, and who is willing to abide by the applicable
rules and restrictions regarding its use. There is no charge to visiting
researchers for use of archival holdings. Appointments are required.
If requesting specific calendar dates or an extended research visit,
please contact the Archives in advance to make arrangements.
accepts mail, email, phone and fax inquiries. The archivists are generally
available to answer phone inquiries from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. and
1 - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
consult with a archivist before requesting material. The subject and
parameters of study, the amount of time available to conduct research,
and other related information will be needed. In turn, the archivist
will best be able to determine what materials are relevant to the request.
requests may be taken over the phone, the archivists may ask for a request
to be submitted in writing (by mail, fax or email). Written submissions
help avoid errors in transcription and clarify possible questions about
titles, names and spelling.
used in the Special Collections Reading Room, located on the second
floor of the
Doheny Memorial Library, room 209.
The USC University
Park campus is located south of downtown Los Angeles, near the intersection
of the 10 ("Santa Monica") and 110 ("Harbor") freeways.
Reading Room has a list of rules that apply to all users of the facility.
These include the following:
must supply a valid photo ID.
Only one researcher
may use a set of materials at a time.
items other than a laptop computer may be brought into the room (pencils
and note cards are provided for note-taking).
the Archives asks its patrons to recognize the age and fragility of
archival materials by showing extreme caution and care in handling all
holder's written permission is required prior to the reproduction of
certain types of materials. Written permission must also precede any
photographic reproduction. A listing of copyright and contact information
is available upon request.
of original materials is at the discretion of the curators. Some originals
may not be copied due to fragility and/or size. Also, files cannot be
copied in their entirety.
A list of reproduction
services and fees is available upon request.
Archives as the source of photographs or documents used as illustrative
material is mandatory. The preferred credit is:
of Southern California