Research/Access to the Collection

The Archives is open by appointment. Call (937) 512-2319 before coming to the Archives. Usually, a visit can be arranged the same day.

Student Library, 1920s

Researchers will be asked to register at the front desk before accessing records. Researchers not affiliated with Sinclair will be asked to show a picture ID, fill out a registration card, and read and sign the Archives’ rules below:

  1. Archival material can only be used or removed from the Archives by representatives from the office of origin of the materials.
  2. It is necessary to have a Request for On-Campus Reference or Loan of Records (R4) form with the appropriate signatures before viewing or removing any material from the Archives. The Archivist can help you with the form.
  3. Photocopies of Archival materials will be provided at the discretion of the Archivist and at a cost of $.10 per page. The Archivist reserves the right not to allow photocopying.
  4. To prevent the permanent marking of historical materials, pencils are the only writing implements allowed in the Archives.
  5. The Archivist reserves the right to require researchers to wear protective gloves (available in the Archives) while handling Archival materials. Oil from skin is very harmful.
  6. Writing on papers placed on top of Archival materials is prohibited.
  7. Do not change the order of files in boxes or documents in files. If this occurs by accident, inform the Archivist.
  8. Do not reshelve books or research materials. Leave them on the tables to be reshelved by the Archivist.
  9. Sinclair does not allow smoking, eating, drinking, or children in the Archives.

    For information email Bob Smith or call (937) 512-2319.