Requesting Archival Material
All archival materials are kept in a secure storage area that is not available for browsing. To access materials, visitors must identify specific items from the collection guides and submit a request. Staff members will deliver any paged items to users in the Manuscripts Reading Room.
If you are planning a visit to the BGC Archives, you can request material prior to your arrival using the form below. We strongly encourage all visitors to contact the Archives at least 24 hours prior to research visits.
For any request, please include the following information, so the Archives staff can accurately identify the items being requested: Collection number, box number, folder number (or item number). E.g. Collection 9, Box 18, Folder 4 and Collection 113, F37 (Film 37).
Please contact the Archives staff with any questions about navigating collection guides or submitting requests at firstname.lastname@example.org or 630.752.5910.
Submit a Request for Materials
Complete the form below to submit a request to use archival material in the Manuscripts Reading Room. Requests should be be made 48 hours in advance of research visits. Please contact the Archives office with any questions.