Q. How do I cite archival material?

Preferred citation for archival material will vary by institution. The guidelines suggested by the Bentley Archives are below. If you have any question about citation, or about copyright issues related to archival material, please email archives@bentley.edu. 

Preferred Citation for Physical material from the Bentley University Archives:

Format: Description, Date. Collection/Series/Box Number. Repository Name, Location. Date accessed.

Example: Bentley, Harry C. Letter to Maurice Lindsay, Jan. 1st, 1950. RG 03 Series 02, Box #44. Bentley University Archives, Waltham, MA. 23 June 2017. 


Preferred Citation for Online material from the Bentley University Archives:

Format: Description, Date. Unique Identifier. Repository Name, Location. Date accessed and Web Address.

Example: Students eating lunch on campus, ca. 1978. Photo #000139. Bentley University Archives, Waltham, MA. Accessed 05/01/2017 at photography.bentley.edu/456789.html.


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