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University Archives

Guide to using resources held by the Carnegie Mellon University Archives.

What are archives?

An archives is a wonderful place where people can go to enrich their understanding of the world by gathering firsthand facts, data, and evidence from letters, reports, notes, memos, photographs, and other primary sources. Unlike other resources at the University Libraries, materials in the University Archives cannot be checked out. Additionally, the archives are "closed stacked," which means they are not browseable like the shelves of books in a traditional library. 

At Carnegie Mellon University Archives, you can:

The Carnegie Mellon University Archives are open to all, regardless of academic affiliation.