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The Special Collections houses rare books, manuscripts, records, microfilm, ephemera and archival materials with a focus in subjects relating to indigenous peoples with an emphasis on the Menominee.

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When Visiting the Special Collections… 
Please be aware that all materials are non-circulating and cannot leave the Special Collections Reading Room.

College of Menominee Nation Special Collections Reading Room Use

The materials held by the Special Collections are unique and precious to the Menominee People. For their safety, we request all visitors observe the following rules:

1.       Food and/or drink are not permitted in the archives reading room. All users must sign the log daily.

2.       Only pencils and word processors may be used to take notes. No pens or ink of any kind are allowed while examining the materials.

3.       Coats, briefcases, backpacks, handbags and other personal property must be left on the coat rack located in the hallway leading to staff work areas.

4.       All collections must be used on the premises. Special Collections materials may not leave the Special Collections areas located in the Library building. The archives reserves the right to inspect all personal belongings before a user leaves the archives

5.       Please handle all materials with care. Do not mark, fold, crease, bend, or alter materials in any way. The original order of the materials as they are presented to the user must be retained.

6.       Special Collections Staff must be consulted before any photocopies are made

7.       All users assume full legal responsibility for observing copyright, libel, privacy, and property rights laws.

Thank you for your cooperation.