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Policies for using the Museum & Archives

User Guidelines at the Stockbridge Museum & Archives:

  • Due to renovations of our HVAC system, the Museum & Archives is closed to walk-in visitors at this time.
  • Researchers may use the archival collections by scheduling an appointment at: info@stockbridgelibrary.org
  • Research time allotments will be scheduled on the half-hour for a total of one hour and forty-five minutes per visit. Researchers may request one block of research time per day, depending upon the availability of the Curator.
  • All Library patrons (including researchers) who are not fully vaccinated for COVID-19 must wear a mask and practice appropriate social distancing protocols as required by CDC guidelines.
  • Please sign the guest book by the Museum & Archives entrance and include your research topic.
  • White cotton gloves available for handling original documents and/or photographs.
  • Please use pencil only– no pen or markers.
  • Please do not touch objects on display.
  • To see a specific archival document or collection, please wait for the curator will retrieve it for you. We permit one item/folder at a time to be viewed.
  • Personal devices such as laptops, iPhones and iPads are allowed in the Museum & Archives.
  • Taking photos using personal devices (iPhone, iPad) of documents and objects is permitted.
  • Photocopying is available in the Museum & Archives. Please talk to the curator to ensure items may be photocopied safely. Photocopies cost $.15 a page. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine copyright and the right to publish materials. The curator can refuse to copy materials that are in clear violation of copyright law.
  • Thank you!

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