Answered By: Elizabeth Galoozis (she/her) Last Updated: Jul 27, 2020 Views: 32730
Citing a primary source document from an archive varies by citation style (for example, MLA). Most citation styles require the following information to create a citation:
- the creator or author,
- specific item title, page, section,
- 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: Brittain, Vera. Letter to XYZ. 29 June 1950. 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.