Using the Collections

Access

All researchers using collections on-site are required to complete a User Registration Form and present a photo ID.  Most of the Archives’ collections are open for research to the Rollins community and general public without restriction.  Exceptions are described in the Access Policy for Permanent College Records.

All materials must be examined on the premises and cannot be borrowed.  The Reading Room, located on the first floor of Olin Library, is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, excluding most College holidays.

Reproductions and Publication

Researchers may request copies of materials for research or publication purposes.  Charges to reproduce items for publication vary by item type, the type of organization requesting use, and intended use  See the Duplication Fee Schedule for detailed information.

Digitized materials accessible in our Online Collections are provided solely for personal study, research, and teaching.  In making these materials available, the Archives does not thereby grant permission to reproduce or redistribute, in part or in full.  See the Materials Use Policy for conditions governing re-use of online collection materials.

Researchers wishing to reproduce materials for publication must complete an Application for Permission to Publish.

Scheduling Classes in the Archives

Faculty members and students are welcome to meet for class in the Archives.  Our staff is happy to provide books, periodicals, photographs, maps, and other primary source materials to support your teaching, learning, and research.  To schedule a class, contact Wenxian Zhang, Head of Archives and Special Collections, at wzhang@rollins.edu or 407-646-2231.

Guidelines for Working with Primary Sources

Primary sources offer a firsthand account of events, from  the perspective of participants or eyewitnesses.  They can be found in a variety of formats, including the ones listed on this page.

See this guide to primary sources for more information.

Citation Guides for Primary Sources

The following guides are available for citing archival materials consulted for papers, projects, and publications.  If you need additional help with citations, you can ask a librarian.