FAQs - Archives & Special Collections
Archives & Special Collections collects the papers and other records of individuals, institutions, and organizations associated with Stevens Institute of Technology and the history of science and technology. We welcome donations of collections or individual items that fall within the collection scope of the department and directly complement our historic collections. To discuss donating a collection of personal papers, organizational records, or other relevant items, please contact Leah Loscutoff, Head of Archives & Special Collections.
Our collections are non-circulating but can be accessed through appointment by Stevens Institute of Technology students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
E-mail or call Leah Loscutoff, Head of Archives & Special Collections at [email protected] or 201-215-5416. It is strongly advised that appointments be made at least one week in advance to ensure collections are available for research. Use our online finding aids to request specific items from our collections. We ask that you follow our reading room rules to ensure proper care of materials. Be aware that digital surrogates may be used as an alternative to physical items if they are deemed too fragile for handling. If you are unsure how to request materials or need help navigating our collections, please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance.
A finding aid is a document containing detailed information about a specific collection within the Archives. Finding aids in the Archives & Special Collections typically include a description of the collection, biographical information, historical context, restrictions on the use of or access to the materials, and a detailed container list for the materials arranged by box and folder numbers. Researchers can use this information to determine whether information within a collection is relevant to their research.
For citing images used from the Stevens Archives & Special Collections please follow the format below:
Title of item, Date. Collection name, Collection No. S.C. Williams Library at Stevens Institute of Technology, Archives & Special Collections, Hoboken, NJ.
Archives & Special Collections provides staff-mediated photocopying and digitization services. The use of digital cameras without a flash is permitted.
All duplication of materials in Archives & Special Collections is done by staff only, and the library reserves the right to refuse a copying order if in the staff's judgment, fulfillment of the order would violate copyright law, or if size or condition of the material does not permit safe copying.
Turnaround time for standard reproduction orders is four working days.
For patrons requesting photocopies or digital scans by telephone request or email: $.25 per page with a minimum cost of $10.00.