Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ'S)
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How do I cite special collections and archival materials?
For use of Middlebury College Special Collections materials, we request that you cite Middlebury College as the source of the original material with the following credit line:
Special Collections & Archives, Middlebury College
For additional help formatting your footnotes and bibliography, visit the Library of Congress's Citing Primary Resources page.
How do I obtain a copy of Special Collections or College Archives material?
To request photocopies or digitized copies of images, print, manuscript, or audio/visual materials from Special Collections or the College Archives, see our Copies & Reproductions page.
How do I locate archival information about Midd alumni?
Search the list here to determine if the College Archives has a file on a specific alum prior to 1970.
You can also find information on alumni by doing an advanced search in our online archive of college newspapers and magazines.
How do I locate an undergraduate thesis?
The College Archives retains all available undergraduate Honors theses dating back to the beginning of the 20th century. To determine if a thesis is in the Archives, please search our listing of Undergraduate These & Senior Work.
A growing number of undergraduate theses (since 2006) and research projects are available in our digital archive. Search Middlebury Scholarship (go/scholarship).
How do I locate information on past Middlebury faculty and administration?
To determine if the College Archives has a file on specific faculty member or college administrator prior to 1960, please search this file.
You can also find information on college faculty and administration members by doing an advanced search in our online College Newspapers and Magazines collection in this database.
How do I locate archival audio-visual materials in Special Collections and the College Archives?
How do I borrow materials from Special Collections or the College Archives?
As a rule, Special Collections and College Archives material do not circulate and must be used within the Special Collections Reading Room. However, under certain conditions, most commonly for use in exhibitions on Campus, or at other colleges, universities, museums, or cultural institutions, materials will be loaned for a limited period of time. To learn more or to request a loan, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I make a donation or gift to Special Collections or the College Archives?
If you are considering making a monetary gift, donating rare books or manuscripts, alumni memorabilia and materials related to Middlebury College history to Special Collections or the College Archives, please go to this page.
PLEASE NOTE: If your gift or donation is a significant monetary gift or consists of materials of considerable value, you will be referred to appropriate staff in College Advancement.
How do I obtain information about the Friends of the Library?
To obtain information about or to become a member of the friends of the Library, please go to this page.