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Requesting Materials from Schlesinger Library

Quick Start: Using HOLLIS Special Request

Have questions about getting started with HOLLIS Special Request?

Not sure how to place requests in HOLLIS?

Not sure how to make requests through a finding aid?

Still have questions?


A Few Things to Know

  • Submitting a request through HOLLIS Special Request does not guarantee that your materials will be available on your selected visit date.
  • If requesting from a finding aid, your best bet is to request archival materials at the item/folder level. If you request a full series or subseries, this will often be many boxes - more than you could review during a visit.
  • Any collections stored offsite will require additional time for delivery. If your requested visit date doesn't allow for that additional time, we will be in touch to reschedule.
  • If there are restrictions or conditions on access that cannot be managed when you arrive, we will be in touch to confirm the next steps and potentially reschedule your visit.