What are our hours?
- The Suber Archives and Special Collections is open Monday-Friday, from 8-5, but it's always good to call first since we have a small staff. Our number is 706-880-8995 and please feel free to leave a message.
Do I need to make an appointment?
- If you have a specific request it is helpful to let us know at least 3 days in advance so if we need to do research or locate something in the stacks, we can have it waiting for you when you come in.
Where are we located?
- We are located in the lower level of the Lewis Library at LaGrange College at 601 Broad Street, LaGrange, Georgia.
Can I check out materials?
- Since most of our documents are unique, the stacks of the Suber Archives are closed to the public and cannot be checked out. You will need to submit a request form at least three days in advance so that we can pull the materials you want to see and have them available when you arrive.
Can I photograph or scan documents and is there a charge?
- The staff will scan up to 10 images at no charge. There is a fee over 10 copies and since our server is not able to handle large numbers of files, will be sent to you on a CD which you must purchase from the College to ensure that there are no computer viruses. Please check with an archivist for additional details.
Are there special rules when using the Archives?
- Our holdings must be used in the Reading Room during our regular hours.
- Researchers using archives or manuscript collections must Sign in with the Archives.
- Only items needed to take notes are allowed in the Reading Room. Use pencils only. Laptop computers are allowed.
- Food and beverages are not permitted in the Reading Room.
- Place other personal property in the lockers. Practice cell phone courtesy by turning off your ringer and taking calls outside the Reading Room.
- To prevent the mistaken interfiling of documents, researchers may use only one box from a collection at a time. Open only one folder at a time and please keep items in the order you find them.
- Materials must be handled carefully. All materials must be used flat on the table. Do not make any marks on materials or affix extraneous items such as Post-It notes. No books, papers, or other objects (except special weights used to hold materials flat) may be laid upon materials.
What is a Finding Aid?
- A Finding Aid is a tool that contains detailed information about what sort of information is in a specific collection and assists the researcher to determine if the contents will be useful and relevant to their topic. Not all collections have a detailed Finding Aid or Inventory but as processing continues, more will be posted on line so you can see if if the collection contains material relevant to your research.
If you need to request a document or photograph, please complete this form in advance so we can have your files ready for you when you come.
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