The holdings of the University Archives are open to faculty, staff, students, and the public for research. Reference assistance is provided by Archives staff to help determine the materials appropriate for specific research projects.
Patrons are required to comply with the OSU Archives & Maps Reference Room Policies, which are designed to protect archival materials for future use.
The OSU Archives encourages the use of University Archives' collections in graduate and undergraduate classes. Instructors interested in using the Archives in their classes should contact us at (541) 737-2165, archives [at] oregonstate [dot] edu, or the Ask An Archivist form. Please allow several weeks for us to make arrangements.
Research orientation sessions
The staff is pleased to work with instructors to have their classes use Archives' materials in their course work. This can be an information consultation session or a formal workshop.
The University Archives provides a variety of reproduction services at cost, but reserves the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to condition, size, or donor requirements. Duplication options include photocopy; photographic reproduction; duplication of sound recordings, motion picture films, and videotapes; and digitized copies of photographs and documents.
You are encouraged to consult with staff members about your research needs and procedural questions. We provide a range of research service to on-site and remote researchers. For information about the collection or to make an appointment, please contact us at (541) 737.2165 or archives [at] oregonstate [dot] edu.
We will help identify sources of information relevant to your interests but cannot undertake extensive research projects. We limit staff research to one hour, with a $25.50/hour charge for any additional research. When extensive research is required to identify relevant material, we can refer you to an outside researcher for hire who will establish his/her own rates.