The Ames Library

Guidelines for Use

Welcome to the Illinois Wesleyan University, Tate Archives & Special Collections, at The Ames Library.  The purpose of the archives and special collections is to preserve and maintain the historical records of the University, varied collections of related historical material donated by individuals and organizations, rare books, and to make these materials available for research.  In an attempt to achieve these purposes, researchers will be asked to agree to the following rules.

Each researcher must complete a “Researcher Registration” form for every research project in order to identify his/her identity, and to assist the archivist/special collections librarian in locating potentially useful sources. Anonymized data from this form may be used for statistical and research topic summaries.

Permission to publish from unpublished material or published works under copyright must first be obtained from the holder of the copyright.  It is the researcher’s responsibility to secure that written permission from the copyright holder and provide proof of that written permission to IWU.  Permission to reproduce (photocopy) by IWU does not constitute or imply permission to publish.

Detailed information about Image Reproduction & Processing Fees and policies on Creating and Preserving Digital Collections is available.

In citing material located in the archives, the form should be as follows (After identification of the item and title of record group, when applicable): Tate Archives & Special Collections, The Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois.


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Last updated November 30, 2016