Remote Reference

Special Collections & Archives

Can’t Make It Into Special Collections & Archives?

Traditional Email Reference

Submit a request through our website or email archives@wfu.edu directly. We will get back with you within three days. We are available Monday-Friday, 9-5, and will work with you via email to answer your questions or help you make arrangements to research our materials.

If you are unable to travel to our location in person, we may be able to research simple requests and/or complete scan requests for patrons. If you would like, please provide more information about your research goals and we will evaluate if this is a possibility. If you’re able to provide details about what you’re looking for in specific boxes, folders, and/or reels from the online finding aid, this will be immensely helpful. Scans may be provided for a fee.

Chat Reference

Chat with us to get immediate feedback. We may not be able to answer your entire question immediately, but you can get the ball rolling on your research.

Zoom Reference

This is an in-depth reference appointment where we can meet virtually to discuss your research and have a back and forth conversation in real time. These are available Monday-Friday, 10-4, but are subject to scheduling limitations. Prior to scheduling this Zoom appointment, we encourage researchers to discuss via email their research questions with the SCA faculty and staff to focus topics based on our collections.

New Policies and Procedures

Special Collections & Archives is pleased to announce our plans to reopen to the public on June 1, 2021 through August 12, 2021, with the following requirements:

  • Appointments are required. Fill out this request form to schedule an appointment.
  • Walk-in researchers will not be admitted.
  • Masks are required.
  • Cleaning station and hand sanitizer will be available.

Our research hours are Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm. To schedule a time please fill out this form, email archives@wfu.edu, or call 336-758-6175.