Citing Archival Material
Citations for archival material can vary depending on the collection and repository. However, all citations for these unique sources include some of the same components.
When you cite archival materials, you will need to provide:
- A description of the specific item (letter, memorandum, etc.) cited
- Date of the item (if known)
- Name of the collection
- Box number and/or folder title where the item can be found
- Name and physical location of the archive or repository where the collection is located
Most archives have a preferred citation format for you to use when citing material from their repository. This is to ensure accuracy and standardization in the name and location of the repository and may be vitally important should other researchers attempt to locate your sources.
Citing from the Norwich University Archives
When citing material from the Norwich University Archives, please use the following citation format:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Collection name; Box and/or Folder Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
More specific examples can be found in each of our collection guides.