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Archives Use & Access

Trinity's Archives are open to qualified researchers engaged in scholarly research college-level or above. 

Those wishing to visit the Archives for non-genealogical research must apply for access by submitting an email of intent/purpose to archives@trinitywallstreet.org . The application should state in detail the purpose of the research, the affiliation of the researcher, and identify the objectives and intended products of the research inquiry. Students who wish to do research in the archives must be at the graduate level.

If you are unable to visit the Archives in person, our Archivists may be able to complete the research for you. Our research fee is $40/hour. Contact the Archives to request a research application at archives@trinitywallstreet.org . All requests will be answered as time permits. Please allow up to a month for a response. 

Records that are more than 25 years old are open to the public, with the following exceptions. Confidential records, including personnel records and other documents containing sensitive personal information, are closed for a period of 75 years. The archivist also reserves the right to restrict the use of records if they have not been processed or appraised, if they contain unseparated personal information, or if their condition is fragile.

Our finding guide is a document that describes the records in our Archives. The holdings are arranged by Department function. Each Department function has an historical note which provides background and a scope and content note which describes what records are available. The dates in the headings in parentheses refer to tenure of the person cited; dates without parentheses refer to the date span of the records available in the archive. 

For a copy of our finding guide, please email archives@trinitywallstreet.org