The Library and Archives at Meadville Lombard has facilities in Chicago to assist onsite researchers accessing archival material. This section provides an overview of those services and rules regulating their use.
Archival materials are available to patrons by appointment only. To access archival material, patrons must contact the archives to schedule a visit and request specific collections to be pulled for access. Appointments should be made at least two weeks in advance of an intended visit. Please direct all archive appointment requests to email@example.com.
All archival materials and rare books are accessible to patrons, unless restricted by Meadville Lombard policy or donor agreement.
Access to fragile materials is at the discretion of the archives staff. Archives staff may require patrons to wear gloves or take other precautions to preserve fragile materials.
Archival material can be made available for in classroom use during on-campus sessions for Meadville Lombard courses. Professors can contact the archives to coordinate potential projects and activities with archival collections connected to course subject matter. Material can be used in the library or the classroom, depending on the fragility of the collection items and size of the class. An archivist will provide students an introduction to the materials - both the collection's history/coverage and how to physically interact with archival materials.
To request use of the archives during on-campus sessions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible prior to or at the start of the semester. Two weeks notice is necessary to have materials available.