Yale Divinity Library Special Collections

Application for Permission to Examine Manuscript Material & Box Request Form

Many 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.

1. Application for permission to examine manuscript material:
I hereby request permission to examine manuscript material in the Yale Divinity School Library. If permission is granted, I agree to comply with the Library's security policies and terms governing use of such materials.
I have read and agree to the terms governing use of manuscript and archival material at the Yale Divinity Library.
Today's date:
Name: Email address:

Scope and purpose of your research:

If this is the first request form you have submitted since July 1, 2014, please provide the following information:
Permanent home address and phone number:

Affiliation and academic status:

Yale - please indicate your status: Undergraduate Graduate Faculty Staff Other:

Non-Yale - please indicate your institutional affiliation or other status:

Your application for permission to examine manuscript material will be examined by the Divinity Library Special Collections staff. Should there be any reason to deny permission, you will be notified; otherwise you can assume that the material will be made available as requested.


2. Box request form:
Please 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. If you want material from more than two record groups, please submit additional forms. 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.
A total of ten boxes can be in use by a researcher at any one time.
Record group number:
Record group name:
Box numbers requested:

Record group number:
Record group name:
Box numbers requested:

Date needed:
Boxes 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 period.

Submit your request.

Return to YDSL Guide to Manuscript and Archival Collections: Personal Papers or Archival Collections.

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Last modified 7/1/2011