of the Yale Divinity Library's manuscript and archival holdings are
shelved at the off-campus Library Shelving Facility.
Please complete and submit this form at least two business days before
you wish to view the materials.
Application for permission to examine manuscript material:
If you have not already done so, please register for use of manuscript materials at:
In order to be cleared for examining manuscript material you must bring identification with you to the Special Collections Reading Room. Acceptable forms of identification are 1) a Yale ID or 2) a current passport or 3) two types of ID of which at least one must be a government-issued ID bearing your name, photograph, and an expiration date indicating current validity (e.g., driver's license, state-issued ID card). Second IDs for verification can include college IDs, credit cards, etc.
2. Box requests:
use the online finding aids to identify the material you would like to
examine and enter the following information in order to have it retrieved
to the Yale Divinity Library Special Collections Reading Room.
Please note that we do not want to know folder numbers; only whole
boxes are retrieved. If you have any question about the relevance of the
material you are requesting for your area of research, please contact
Martha Smalley, Divinity
Library Special Collections Librarian.
total of ten boxes will be retrieved for a researcher at any one time.
will be held in the Divinity Library Special Collections Reading Room
for three days following this date.
Please call 203 432-5301 or email Joan
Duffy if you are unable to come use the material within that time