Answered By: Elizabeth Galoozis Last Updated: Aug 13, 2015 Views: 57
Citing a primary source document from an archive varies depending on the citation style you are using (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.). Most citation styles require the following information to create a citation: the creator or author, specific item title, page, section, date, box and file number, and the name of the archive.
MLA Citation Style
MLA format from Purdue OWL: Genre-appropriate MLA Citation. Box number, Folder number. Unique identifier and collection name. Archives name, Institutional affiliation, Location. Date accessed.
MLA Example: Bradley, Marian Zimmer. Letter to XYZ. 29 June 1970. Box 4, Folder 1. Coll2009-004 Lesbian Legacy Collection Subject Files. ONE Archives at the USC Libraries, University of Southern CA, Los Angeles, CA. 11 Aug. 2015.