For some records, you must request the permission of the donor to view the records.

How Do I Request Permission to See Donor-restricted Records?

Please fill out the Application for Donor Permission Form, and attach a list of the files you wish to view. When complete, give the form to Archives staff. The Archives will contact the donor for you.

How Long Will This Take?

It may take a few days or longer, depending on the number of files and whether the donor is available.

How Can I Tell If a Record Requires Donor Permission?

In the Archives online database, look at the “Access Conditions” field. Records restricted by the donor will say “Conditional Access (Donor).”

What Happens Next?

If your application is approved, we will return the form to you. You must show it when you order the records at the Archives.