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HIS 490 Research: Help with Research

Research Guide for Special Collections and the Area Research Center (SC/ARC)

General Help

Don't forget that the physical Reference Desk is located on the first floor of Murphy Library for immediate help with a professional librarian for general research questions. 

Local Primary Sources, Special Collections, Archival Help

The recommended place to go for any help with research connected to local primary sources, Special Collections, or archival items is directly with the librarians at Special Collections. There are currently four librarians who can help with your research. You can reach them using their personal work email or by using the email.

(In alphabetical order)

  • Michael Current
  • Laura Godden
  • Teri Holford
  • David Mindel

For all ARC archival transfers from other ARCs, please email Teri Holford ( who handles all ARC transfers.

When requesting archival items within the ARC transfer network, please look carefully at the online finding aid and choose which specific boxes or folders you would like to see, and include that information in your email request. There is a general rule of thumb that ARCs will transfer 5-6 boxes at a time. Example here