Answered By: Christina Jensen
Last Updated: Jul 28, 2022     Views: 51

  • Wash your hands prior to working with collection materials, and do not use hand lotions and creams. Unless directed by staff, researchers are not required to wear gloves for manuscripts or rare books because they can make it difficult to handle or turn pages.
  • Wear gloves when handling photographic materials. Pick up photographs with both hands supporting the image from underneath. The emulsion side of the photograph should never be touched.
  • Use pencils only. No marks or erasures should be made on any materials. Never write on top of photographs, manuscripts, rare books, or other printed materials.
  • Use only one folder from one box at a time. Collection items should be kept in their existing arrangement and order. Please notify staff if you suspect something is out of order, and do not attempt to rearrange items.

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