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The Black Experience at Northwestern University Research Guide

Requesting Collections

See the "Plan a Visit" section of the McCormick Library of Special Collections and University Archives website. 

  1. Create an account in the “McCormick Library Request System.”
  2. Identify the collections you would like to consult during a research appointment. 

Consult these step-by-step instructions for requesting boxes from a collection in the Archives and Manuscript Collections portal and McCormick Library catalog or watch the videos below:

Booking a Research Appointment

Archives staff will contact you when the requested material is available in the reading room. Please allow 48 hours for us to process the request. The message will also provide instructions for booking your research reservation.