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MRU Archives and Special Collections

For assignment: Place a request by Monday, Feb 24 for 2 files or items to consult on the Feb 25 research day. If you need help, please email

Handling archival records

  • Make sure that your hands are clean and dry.
  • Handle records carefully, assuming that they could be fragile.
  • Place records flat on the table when viewing them.
  • Do not write on or mark records.
  • Always keep file contents in their original order, and do not remove items from files.
  • When handling books and bound items, don't force them open or put pressure on the binding. Ask archives staff for a book stand to support fragile bindings.
  • Photography of records without flash is permitted for research purposes, except in some cases were there are restrictions noted in the finding aid.

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Phone: 403.440.5197