Visiting the Archives
To facilitate access and make your research visit a productive one, we strongly encourage all researchers to contact the College Archivist in advance to set up an appointment.
- All researchers must bring a current, valid, photo ID.
- All researchers are required to register prior to accessing material. The following documents and agreements must be reviewed and signed:
- Registration Form; which stipulates that you have read and understand the Reading Room Rules and Code of Conduct.
- Digital Camera Use Agreement.
- Some materials can be photographed by researchers in the Reading Room for the purpose of private study with a small personal camera, cell phone, or tablet. Prior to taking photographs, all researchers must review and sign a Digital Camera Use Agreement.
- All registrations must be completed in person, by the individual who will be consulting the material.
- After registration, the Archivist will provide a quick orientation on the proper handling of archival material.
- Access to restricted material requires permission of the transferring department. Special collections may carry restrictions imposed by the Deed of Gift as a condition of donation, and require the permission of the donor.
- All researchers must strictly adhere to the Reading Room Rules and Code of Conduct. Infringement of the Regis College Archives rules may result in a loss of privileges of using the Archives
The Regis College Archives and Special Collections welcomes class visits.
To arrange the use of Archives materials or to schedule an introductory lecture on archives and archival research, please email the College Archivist a week ahead of your desired visit or class date.
To ensure that students have a productive and informative visit, please be aware of the following:
- All classes must be accompanied by their professor.
- Due to space limitations, we can only accommodate about 5 students at a time. For larger groups, students will be split into sessions and accommodated over the course of the day.
- Access to restricted material is not permitted.
- All classes must strictly adhere to the Reading Room Rules and Code of Conduct.
Reading Room Rules and Code of Conduct
- Bags, backpacks, coats, and laptop cases are not permitted while consulting material. Researchers may place their belongings in a designated secure location prior to consulting material.
- No food, liquid, or chewing gum is permitted in the Reading Room. Caution must be exercised when handling material.
- Binders, notebooks (spiral or bound), and pens are not allowed in the Reading Room.
- Permitted items: camera, laptop, phone, pencils, and loose note paper.
- No flash photography
- COPYRIGHT: The bequest of a collection usually does not include bequest of copyright! As a scholar, it is your responsibility to obtain the copyright permission from the copyright holder. Regis College Archives and Special Collections can neither grant nor deny a copyright permission.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.
Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used "for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, and later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purpose in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
The institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would violate copyright law.