Last reviewed: 12/2017
- Who can use the Archives and Special Collections?
IU South Bend Archives and Special Collections are available to campus and public users. Most collections can be used without restrictions. However, a few of the collections have limits placed on their use by donors or campus offices.
- How do I schedule a visit to the Archives?
To insure that you have full access to materials, we ask that you phone 574-520-4392 or email in advance.
- Can faculty schedule a class visit to the Archives?
Faculty interested in bringing a class for an instruction session should fill out the Library Instruction Request form.
- Are books and other materials in the Archives and Special Collections available to check out?
The Archives and Special Collections are open to the public, and most materials are available for use in person. You are urged to call ahead (574-520-4392) or email to arrange for access. Borrowing is at the discretion of the Archivist.
- May I make photocopies of materials?
The Archives office would be happy to provide copies electronically by scanning materials for you.
- Are your materials available online?
The IU South Bend Archives/Special Collections houses approximately 1500 cubic feet of records. We are working on digitizing selected materials and making them available through the IU Archives of Institutional Memory.
The books in Special Collections are cataloged in IUCAT, the library's online catalog. Additionally, you can browse finding aids for our processed collections on this website. The finding aids provide you with a description and inventory of our processed archival materials. The finding aids reflect only a portion of our holdings. If you do not see what you are looking for, please contact the Archivist for help finding what you need.