Effective July 7, 2010, archival staff are available for walk-in consultations 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. or by appointment at other times during weekdays at the IHRC. Finding aids for IHRC collections are available online, and an access terminal is always available during office hours.
Student collections assistants will assist new patrons in searching on-line tools for archival, print and digital collections. All on-line tools can be accessed at www.ihrc.umn.edu under the heading "Research Collections."
Patrons requiring specialized assistance may meet with staff without an appointment 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. Due to budget cutbacks, archival staff will only be available during walk-in hours or by appointment made one day in advance.
For best assistance by staff, please review the IHRC's on-line search tools and provide information about your research topic when making an appointment. Your request in advance will allow staff adequate time to search for optimal collections for your research and to inform you of the availability of materials during your visit to the Center.
To make an appointment with archival staff, please e-mail the IHRC at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, e-mail address, topic (and an explanation of your project), and affiliation. This information will enable staff to consider the best sources for the type of research that you propose to conduct at the Center.