This team focuses on the development of our collections of rare books, manuscripts, and specialized materials related to art, design, music, theater, child drama, international studies, and other interdisciplinary subjects. This unit is also coordinates and operates the reading rooms at Hayden and Design libraries.
This unit includes:
Harold Housley, Archivist, Design and Architecture Special Collections
Seonaid Valiant, Curator, Latin Americana Collections
Ask an Archivistis the point of contact for assistance regarding access and use of archival material. It is the platform to submit general collections questions and research inquiries as well request instruction sessions, get connected with an archivist or curator, and to make research appointments.
Permanent URL: lib.asu.edu/askanarchivist
Interested in a Collection? Get in touch with an archivist to learn more at Ask An Archivist. Appointments need to be made 3-5 days in advance to use most materials.
Appointments to view Distinctive Collections and Archives material (Chicano/a Research Collection, Child Drama, Greater Arizona Collection, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University Archives) and Labriola* special collections will be scheduled at the Wurzburger Reading Room inHayden Library(room no. 138) on the Tempe Campus.
*People wishing to view Labriola materials at West Campus may also schedule an appointment in the Labriola Reading Room at West.
Design & the Arts Special Collections Reading Room
Appointments to view materials from Design and the Arts Special Collections will be scheduled at the Reading Room in theDesign and the Arts Libraryon Tempe Campus.
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