The University Archives at the University of Arkansas Special Collections has manuscript collections covering the span of the history of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville focusing on administrative and academic units, staff and faculty, and students and alumni. Among research requests in the University Archives, requests for photographs are very common. This guide seeks to inform users on handling photographs as well as highlighting manuscript collections and other resources for finding photographs relevant to university history.
This guide is an introduction to photographs in the University Archives and does not include every manuscript collection that contains photographs relating to the University of Arkansas.
University of Arkansas band at halftime. University of Arkansas Bands Records (MC 2002.UA, Series II)
First and foremost, general care and handling protocols for special collections should be observed while handling photographs:
For photographs, additional practices are observed:
Please consult the "Conducting Research in Special Collections" page in this guide for additional information on care and handling.