Policies and Procedures:
The University Archives is the legal repository for all University Records. The records consist of:
Printed materials in the archives include:
The official copy of all URI theses and dissertations are also housed in the archives. (Duplicate copies, which are cataloged and circulate, are in the general book collection.)
Indexes and finding aids describing the records and papers are kept in the Unit. Electronic versions of selected finding aids are linked to this web site.
List of Archival record groups
Eligible users and restrictions on use
Before beginning research, everyone is required to sign the Research and Guest Register. A Research Form must be completed if the researcher is using manuscript or archival collections. Collections are used under specific restrictions and may not be removed from the Reading Room area or borrowed from the collections. Permission may be granted to obtain copies of items in the collections. A fee is charged for this service and the copying is performed by the staff.
Care must be exercised at all times when handling materials. Consuming food or beverages, smoking, and the use of pens are not permitted.