Switchboard OperatorsThe Archive of Documentary Arts 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 Archive of Documentary Arts. 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 Reading Room Updates

The Rubenstein Library is undergoing renovations!  We are now in our new temporary location on the 3rd floor of Perkins Library. If you are planning a research visit, you will need to register as a researcher and request your materials online! Please request all materials at least 4 days before you plan to arrive.

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

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