Citing Special Collections and Archives

Citing archival materials, e.g. a hand-written letter, a map, or a photograph, is as much an art as a science.

Visit the Library Citation & Style Guide (go/citation) and look for "Archival Sources" under your preferred citation style.

We're always willing to help wrangle citations. Email us at

For a simple credit line for a photo caption, use:

Courtesy of Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, Vermont.