Research Assistance

The staff of the McGovern Center are available to answer research questions, provide information on the availability of books or manuscript resources and consult on the best resources for your historical projects. Some consulting is available on the preservation of historical collections.

Make an Appointment

An appointment is necessary for use of Rare Book items. Appointments are available Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please contact Philip Montgomery or Alethea Drexler to make an appointment.

To visit the Archives, an appointment is NOT necessary. However, if you contact in advance, we can have the materials ready for you. In addition, because of limited staff, occasionally the Archives may be closed during regular hours.

You can schedule an appointment by phone or email – Contact Us.

Please do not assume your phone message or email has been received until you receive confirmation.