Citing Special Collections and Archives

Visit the Library of Congress's Citing Primary Sources page for exhaustive examples. Or jump to examples of archival citations in Chicago Manual of Style or MLA.

For books and maps, even really, really old ones,  visit the Middlebury Library Citation & Style Guide (go/citation).

For a simple credit line or caption, use:

Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, Vermont.

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