How to Start

Research Requests

The University Libraries' Special Collections and Archives staff is dedicated to making materials available for the students, faculty, and staff of Wright State University as well as to researchers, genealogists, and the general public. Please contact the Archives staff for assistance with research inquiries and public record requests.

Where to Start Your Research

Our website is the one of the best places to begin your research, and we hope you take the opportunity to use the Collection Guides and the Libraries' catalog as part of your research experience. The collection guides are inventories to our historical manuscript materials and are grouped by general subject. The collection guides are also searchable using the site search box. The online catalog will help you locate materials in our extensive reading room reference collection of published materials. Additionally, digital materials from some of our collections are available via CORE Scholar.

Visiting the Archives

We hope you have the opportunity to visit Special Collections and Archives for research. The visiting page includes directions, hours of operation, and information on what to expect when you visit the reading room.