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Library and Archives
For the health and safety of our staff and patrons the Arizona State Museum Library and Archives will not hold public hours during the Fall 2020 semester. To request access to the collections, please email LARC@email.arizona.edu.
The ASM Library and Archives is a research collection open to the public specializing in the anthropology of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, including archaeology, ethnology, ethnohistory, and material culture.
To help with your research:
- Visit our online catalog
- View archival finding aids on Arizona Archives Online (AAO)
- Browse digitized selections from our archives at the Arizona Memory Project
- Visit our Office of Ethnohistorical Research
The ASM library is a non-circulating research collection, open to the public during posted hours. The Library holds over 100,000 volumes, many of which are rare titles, including original research data and manuscripts, archaeological reports on Southwest-based field work, grey literature, and ephemera.
ASM collects manuscripts, original research data, maps, correspondence, field notes, scrapbooks, diaries, drawings, oral histories and sound recordings related to the archaeology and ethnology of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico. The archives are currently comprised of approximately 2,000 linear feet of paper documents. Click here for more information about ASM's archival holdings.
Access to the archives is by appointment only. To make an appointment to consult the archives, please call 520-621-4695 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prior to requesting access to documents, please research the collections online at Arizona Archives Online and provide specific accession or manuscript numbers and box/folder information. Some archival documents have records in the ASM Library online catalog. If you anticipate needing to access archival material on more than one date, please specify the dates and times for each visit in your request, and communicate any cancellations as far in advance as possible. Access to sensitive materials may be restricted. Archives users are solely responsible for securing copyrights or literary rights when necessary.
Photocopying services are available for .50 cents per page. Archives personnel do all copying as soon as is possible. Prices vary for large orders, rush orders, copying on acid-free paper, oversize copying (including maps), and copying sound recordings. Researchers may bring their own scanning equipment or digital cameras.
ASM Library and Archives
Second Floor, Arizona State Museum North
1013 E. University Blvd
P.O. Box 210026
Tucson, AZ 85721-0026
Library and Archives