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Introduction to the Alternative Press Collection   Tags: activism, american_studies, diversity, e-resource, human_rights  

Subject guide on how to access materials in the Alternative Press Collection in the archives and through the internet.
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Where are the Archives?

The Thomas J Dodd Research Center

Archives and Special Collections for the University of Connecticut Libraries are located in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. 

Our hours during the academic year are:

Monday-Friday 10 AM- 4 PM

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The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center is across the plaza from Homer Babbidge Library and next to the Whetten Graduate Center.  Click here to find us on a map of campus.


Reading Room Ettiquette

What you can bring into the Reading Room:

  • Pencils
  • Scratch paper
  • Digital camera (without the case)
  • Laptop (without the case)

What you can NOT bring into the Reading Room:

  • Pens/Markers
  • Bags/Purses/Backpacks
  • Computer and digital camera cases
  • Briefcases
  • Coats/Outerwear
  • Umbrellas
  • Food
  • Beverages

Cell phones may not be used in the reading room, but may be kept on silent for timekeeping purposes.


What are Archives?

First time visiting the archives?  No problem!

What kind of stuff is in the archives?

Our collections include manuscript materials (such as letters, diaries, photographs, meeting minutes) and selected published materials, including and specialized serials and book collections, and university records. The Collections by Subject page lists the main collecting areas of the collection that have been digitized. 

Can I just come and look at items in the Dodd Center?

Yes and no.  We are open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public, but all of our materials must be used in the reading room between 10 am and 4 pm under the supervision of a reference archivist.  Unlike at Babbidge Library, our stacks are hidden, so you can't just browse through them. 

Instead, you tell the reference archivist what you want to look at, by providing either the collection name and box number or the call number and the archivist retreives the materials from the stacks and brings them out to you.

So, if I can't look in the stacks, how do I know what's there?

That's exactly what this guide is for!  We'll help you find materials for your research, and show you how to use our online finding aids (guides to the collections), and how to search for items in HOMER and on the Dodd Center's website.

First time visitors will need to register.  You can download the form and fill it out ahead of time, or simply come to the reference desk, and we'll give you the form then and go over everything you need to know!


Upcoming Events at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center hosts a variety of lectures, films, exhibits, and other programs.  To find out what's happening, go to the Dodd Center's events calendar at

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Archives & Special Collections,
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
Room 108, Unit 1205
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT
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