Research Appointments

For the safety of both staff and patrons, and for the protection of our collections, the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives has updated its policies and procedures for using the Reading Room. To view updated policies and procedures click here.

Beginning July 8, 2020, the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives Reading Room will be open to researchers by appointment only. Researchers should submit appointment requests by calling (540) 662-9041, ext. 17 or by filing out and submitting the form below.  Twenty four hours notice in advance of your appointment time is appreciated. Once your research request is received and reviewed, a staff member will contact you to arrange an appointment.

Research Appointment Request Form

Please fill out the fields below to make a research appointment. Once your request is received and reviewed, a staff member will contact you to arrange an appointment. Twenty four hours notice in advance of your appointment is appreciated. You will receive a copy of the completed form by email.
 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name
Address


Research Appointment Times

Research appointment times are as follows:

Monday to Thursday:
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
(12:30 PM to 1:15 PM -- Closed for lunch)
1:15 PM TO 3:15 PM
3:30 PM TO 5:45 PM

Friday:
10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
(12:30 PM to 1:15 PM -- Closed for lunch)
1:15 PM TO 3:15 PM
3:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday:
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Researchers may request consecutive appointments. Please note that the Reading Room will be closed to researchers Monday to Friday from 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM and 3:15 PM to 3:30 PM.

Please indicate which date(s) you would like to visit the archives and your preferred appointment time in the box below. Archives staff will try to accommodate each researcher's preferred appointment times as much as possible but may need to make adjustments depending on availability of space and materials. You will be contacted to confirm the time of your research appointment.


Purpose of Research/Question

Please provide as much detail as possible about the materials you wish to review. We will confirm availability and pull items prior to the appointment. Materials will be quarantined after use. It is possible that some materials will not be available to you during your scheduled appointment time.