Archival Resources

A guide to archival resources at UTSA Libraries Special Collections

Handling Archival Materials

There are a few additional guidelines to keep in mind when handling archival collections.

  • Only one box at a time may be taken to a table.
  • Only one folder at a time may be removed from the box. Use an outcard to mark the location of the folder.
  • The folder must remain flat on the table.
  • Keep materials in the order in which you receive them, even if you do not understand why they are organized that way.
  • Do not remove metal fasteners (staples, paper clips, etc.)