Holdings of the Environmental Design Archives are available to faculty, staff, students, and the public for research within conditions imposed by donor agreements and institutional policy. Researchers are also required to comply with access rules designed to protect archival material for use by future generations.
Researchers are required to complete a registration form and to furnish personal photographic identification. The registration form includes a statement of agreement to abide by the Environmental Design Archives regulations, which researchers are required to read and sign before gaining access to collections.
Stack areas are closed to the public. Materials cannot be removed from the Archives. Coats, briefcases, backpacks, handbags, books, etc., are not allowed in the research area. We provide for the storage of such items. No pens, food, or drinks, are permitted.
Personal computers and cameras (without the use of flash) may be used for taking notes provided that their use does not disturb other researchers. The use of such equipment is subject to approval by the staff. Scanners are not permitted.
Access to collections does not constitute permission to publish, reproduce, exhibit, broadcast, or electronically disseminate Environmental Design Archives materials. Researchers must obtain permission for these activities by separate agreement with the Archives. Researchers are responsible for observing all U.S. and international copyright regulations.
The Environmental Design Archives provides digitization services for a fee. Researchers should consult the staff for current prices, procedures, and estimates of turnaround time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Archives provides reprographic services on a prepaid basis only.
The Environmental Design Archives delivers digital images to patrons in three primary formats.
To request images for publications, please fill out the Use Agreement.
To request digital images or physical objects for exhibition, please write a formal letter to the Curator Emeritus at email@example.com.
Access to collections does not constitute the procurement of permission to publish, reproduce, exhibit, broadcast, or electronically disseminate Environmental Design Archives materials. Researchers must obtain permission for these activities by separate use agreement with the Archives. Researchers are responsible for observing all U.S. and international copyright regulations.