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Using the Archives

The Huston-Tillotson University Archives welcomes anyone who is interested in the history of the University. We are located on the ground floor of the Downs-Jones Library, in Room 101. Collection materials can be viewed in the reading room of the Archives by appointment only. We look forward to your visit to the Archives!

Accessing the Archives:

Appointments should be made at least 24 hours in advance, and may be made during regular business hours, 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. To make an appointment, please call 512-505-3079, or email archives@htu.edu. When making an appointment, please provide information about the collections you wish to view. This will help to ensure that the materials are available and accessible when you arrive.

When you arrive, you will be asked to complete a registration form (valid for one year) and present a valid photo ID. You will also be asked to sign the Archives visitor register for each visit you make to the Archives. The Archivist will offer a brief orientation to using the materials and provide access to the collection materials that you request.

With the Archivist’s permission, patrons are permitted to use cameras to make reproductions of most collection materials. Patrons may request photocopies or digital scans of collection materials for a fee. The Archivist will make scans or copies using library equipment.

To protect the collection materials, please bring a pencil and loose-leaf paper, or a laptop to take notes.

Please do not bring:

Food
Drinks
Pens
Spiral-bound notebooks

If you are new to archival research, this Guide to Effective Research from the Society of American Archivists is very informative. Please contact the Archivist if you have any additional questions.

Professors wishing to arrange a class session with archival materials should contact the Archivist for details and scheduling.

For more information about the Archives, please see the complete Archives Policy.