All collections for the University Archives are stored on site in the Automated Storage and Retrieval System. Materials must be used in the reading room and can not be checked out. All materials must be requested at least 24-48 hours in advance by calling 734-487-2673 and leaving a message if necessary or by emailing

Instructional Support:

The University Archive is happy to work with teaching faculty and lecturers to incorporate primary source materials into the learning process. 

The University Archives provides the following services to faculty members:

  • Access to materials for assignments
  • Class presentations about researching with primary source materials and using archives
  • Tours for small groups  


There is a self-service photocopier/scanner available to make facsimiles of materials. 

If you are unable to travel to campus but wish to have materials copied you can either have physical copies or digital scans made. If you are interested in learning more about these services and their associated costs, please contact the archives via phone 734-487-2673 or email  

Permission to Publish:

Written permission must be obtained before using materials found in the Eastern Michigan University Archives for personal publication or display.  Please contact the archives via phone 734-487-2673 or email for more information.

The researcher assumes full responsibility for the use of the material and for conformity to the laws of defamation, privacy and copyright, and shall indemnify and hold harmless the University and the Archives from claims arising as a result of the use of material so obtained.

If a donor has retained copyright, literary or otherwise, the researcher is responsible for obtaining their permission before publication.

Takedown Policy:

If you have identified an item or description of an item that needs to be takendown from the University Archives digital collections, please review the following policy and proceedure.