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Citing Archival Sources


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How to Cite Archival Sources

Citing Sources from the Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections

There is no single perfect way to cite material discovered while researching in an archives. That's the nature of research using primary sources. In general, published and unpublished materials that are only available through the Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections should include the repository name (that's us, Fairfield University Archives and Special Collections). If these materials have been made accessible online, include the access date and url. Below is a list of the basic information you should include, if available, depending on the item you are citing.

1. Author or creator's name.
2. Title of the work.
3. Date.
4. Publication information.
5. Collection name.
6. Box and folder.
7. Repository.
8. Access Date.
9. URL or DOI.

For assistance with citations, please see our Citation Style Guides, or feel free to contact the Reference Desk

University Archivist

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Elise Bochinski
DiMenna-Nyselius Library
Fairfield University
1073 North Benson Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824

Phone: 203-254-4000 x2892