Diocese of Tucson Archives seeks to encourage as much openness and availability
of the collections as possible. At the same time, there is a responsibility
to safeguard the confidentiality of certain records. This may include
records containing personal information on individuals or information
given in situations assured to be private, including current issues related
to diocesan business. Questions on access should be directed to the Archivist,
and any unresolved issues can be presented to the Chancellor.
- Each collection
is considered on its own terms. An open collection is one that can be
used without any specific limitations. A restricted collection is subject
to certain rules. Restricted collections may be open only in certain
sections, or sometimes, only for specific purposes. Closed collections
are those what are not open at all.
- All patrons, regardless
of sex, race or creed will be allowed to examine open material.
- The Copyright
and Fair Use Acts help to govern our policy. Copies can be made only
if they are 100 pages or 10% of the book, whichever is less. Citing
the sources found in the Archives are at the discretion of the researcher,
who must also take into account issues of plagiarism and copyright infringement.
Copies can be made for 10 cents apiece for 8½x11 and 15 cents
apiece for 11x14.
- Materials may be
consulted in the Archives, but will not be loaned under any circumstances.
- Eating, drinking
and smoking are not permitted in the Archives
- Materials are provided
at the discretion of the Archivist. The Archivist reserves the right
to deny any person access to records within reason.
- Permission to examine
materials does not include permission to reproduce any manuscript. Permission
to reproduce must be obtained from the Archivist.
- There is open
access to all sacramental registers aged 71 years and older. Records
aged after 71 years have limited access. Please consult the Archivist
for any limitations.
- There is a $10 fee
per certificate, or a $25 fee for a half hour of searching (whichever
is less). Patrons may do their own research at the Archives for free.
The Archives is open by appointment only.