SUNY New Paltz Special Collections is a secure collection located in the Sojourner Truth Library. Materials could be retrieved from Special Collections for research purposes. Please contact the staff at the Checkout Desk, Monday though Friday, 9am to 5pm.


All researchers must print out and complete a
Collection Access/Patron Registration Form prior to using Special Collections. All materials must be viewed in the private Reading Area adjacent to Checkout Desk.


We ask that all researchers take care when using materials from Special Collections. Materials are not to be written on, traced, photographed, or photocopied. Researchers must keep items in their original folders, and maintain the order in which they were arranged. All notes must be taken in pencil. Briefcases and backpacks are to be kept on the floor. Food and beverages are prohibited. All records will be examined for condition and completeness before and after use.


If you plan to publish or exhibit original material from Special Collections, you must make written application for permission to the Director of the Sojourner Truth Library. This permission is granted only for one-time use, in one publication or exhibit, and in one language. Each use of materials must be accompanied by proper credit to Special Collections/Sojourner Truth Library, SUNY New Paltz. In granting permission, Special Collections does not surrender its right to exhibit, publish, nor otherwise reproduce the materials, nor to grant permission to others to do so. Special Collections assumes no responsibility for infringement of copyright. The researcher is responsible for obtaining the necessary copyright clearance and publication rights for all research materials.

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Modified 2018-04-19