Archives & Special Collections


Frequently Asked Questions


Hours for the Luhrs Reading Room and the Labriola National
American Indian Data Center are available on the Reference Page.



Do I have to be a student to use materials in the Archives?


No. The collections held by the Department of Archives and Manuscripts are available to ASU faculty, staff, and students as well as foreign and domestic researchers and the public at large. However, certain use restrictions may be placed on some materials in the archives due to preservation issues or donor requests.


Where is the Department of Archives and Manuscripts located?


The Department of Archives and Manuscripts is located on the 4th floor of Hayden Library on the Tempe campus. The Labriola National American Indian Data Center is located on the 2nd floor of Hayden Library. Maps of the University are available on the ASU Main Web Page.


How much are photocopies/photograph duplication fees?


8.5 x 11 photocopies are .10 per page, one page per copy. Oversized copies up to 14 x 17 are .25 per page. Copies from microfilm are .20 per page. Prices and services for photograph duplication are available on the Reference Services Page.


How do I find materials in your collections?


Books can be searched by Title, Author, and Keyword in the ASU Online Catalog. Materials having locations of Hayden Arizona, Hayden Chicano, and Hayden Visual Literacy, for example, will be available in the Luhrs Reading Room. Items with a location of Hayden Labriola are located in the Labriola National American Indian Data Center. All books associated with the Department of Archives and Manuscripts and the Labriola Center are non-circulating. For photographs, manuscript materials, and ephemera, searches can be performed in the Special Materials Index. Finding guides to individual manuscript collections are also available in the Luhrs Reading room and the Labriola Center.