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Archives and Special Collections

A general guide to the University Archives and Special Collections.

Citation examples

Citing Your Research

It is important to cite primary source materials as completely as possible in order for researchers to be able to find the item again. However, citing archival materials can be complicated.  In general, the following information is expected:

  • author (if applicable)
  • title of the item (or description)
  • date of the item
  • collection 
  • box and folder numbers
  • the repository name and location (Franklin Pierce University Archives, DiPietro Library, Rindge, New Hampshire)

Some examples:

Letter

Jones, Thomas. Letter to Franklin Pierce. 15 September 1841. President Franklin Pierce Collection, Box 2, File 5. Franklin Pierce University Archives, DiPietro Library, Rindge, New Hampshire

Meeting Minutes

Curriculum Committee minutes. 5 May, 2014. Curriculum Committee Collection, Box 8, File 7. Franklin Pierce University Archives, DiPietro Library, Rindge, New Hampshire

Photograph

"Crew Team on Pearly Pond." c. 2005. Photographs, Student Collection, Sports File 6. Franklin Pierce University Archives, DiPietro Library, Rindge, New Hampshire

Publication

Wilhelm, Carter. "Cookies with the Provost." Corvus Corax: Honors Program Newsletter. Spring 2014. Student Publications Collection, Box 18, File 4. Franklin Pierce University Archives, DiPietro Library, Rindge, New Hampshire

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