Policies

Research and Services

The staff of the Jesuit Archives & Research Center invites researchers to use the collections. Patrons may visit the archives or direct their questions to the staff by the Archives Request Form, e-mail, letter, or telephone. In any request, please include the following information: name, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number, as well as the name, subject, location, and time period of the topic. The staff will provide up to one hour of research on behalf of an inquirer. We will then consult with you within three weeks about your research topic. The researcher may either examine the materials in the collections or arrange for contract work with a professional assistant.

Researchers using the Reading Room at the Jesuit Archives & Research Center will be required to read and acknowledge certain guidelines before beginning their research. These guidelines will be presented to the researcher upon arrival in the Reading Room, but can also be read here: Reading Room Guidelines.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to examine the unrestricted materials in the collections. The staff is sensitive, however, to the challenges of travel involved in historical research. We may provide a patron with up to ten photocopies of material in the collection upon receipt of the completed Use-Publication Form. This form must also be completed by patrons wishing to publish or distribute materials from the Jesuit Archives & Research Center collections.

You may refer to our Professional Use Fee Structure for a breakdown of costs for services: Professional Use Fee Structure.