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Switchboard OperatorsThe Hartman Center welcomes queries from all users, regardless of academic affiliation. If you have a question of a general, historical nature, please consult the reference department of your college or university library or public library. We are able to answer questions related to the holdings of the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History. Due to our small staff and the high volume of questions received, there may be a short delay before you receive a response.

Rubenstein Library Closed Wednesday, July 1 through Sunday, August 23!

The Rubenstein Library will be closed July 1 - August 23.  We will be unable to accomodate reserach visits during this time.  We will reopen Monday, August 24 in our newly renovated space.

During this closure our replies to reference questions could be delayed up to two weeks.  In addition, many of our collections will be inaccessable during this time, limiting the kinds of queries we are able to accomodate.

Keep up with the latest renovation news by visiting our renovation news website.

Thank you.


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