Many collections in the Columbia College Chicago Archives are available for research to the public. Due to the unique nature of these materials, these collections do not circulate and we ask our patrons to observe the following guidelines:

Archival Materials Usage Guidelines

  1. Researchers are required to register during their visit to the College Archives. These forms become part of the permanent record of the department.
  2. All materials must be used in the Archives reading room.
  3. Neither food nor drinks are allowed.
  4. Researchers must use pencil or a laptop computer for notetaking. Pens, markers, and scanners may not be used.
  5. Care must be taken in handling all archival material. All items must lie flat on the tables. Nothing is to be placed on top of the material.
  6. The original order of all material must be maintained. Do not rearrange collections.

Reproduction Guidelines

  1. Limited photocopying is available at $0.10 per page. The Archives reserves the right to limit copies made and to refuse to copy an item if such copying will damage the material. Copies of entire books, manuscript collections or archival record groups are not made. We also reserve the right to refuse to copy material which in our judgment would involve violation of copyright law.
  2. Reproduction of photographs, videos or other audiovisual material will be performed by the College. Please consult with the College Archivist concerning fees, time schedules, restrictions, etc.
  3. Readers who wish to publish, reprint or reproduce materials in the collection must request permission in writing from the College Archivist.