This page explains how students can take advantage of the enriching material the Archives and Special Collections offers students for their researching needs. Beaman Library Archives and Special Collections (BLASC) functions differently than the circulating general collection of Beaman Library. Items within BLASC are not available to be checked out; they do not circulate. BLASC documents the integration of academic learning and Christian faith at Lipscomb University through collecting university records and pertinent themed external records of enduring historical value.
The entity of Archives and Special Collections assists students in their research. The previous pages explained the differences between primary and secondary sources. Here we will discuss how students can use primary sources while explaining Archives and Special Collections use, rules/regulations, and what a research consultation might entail.
Where is the archive? Beaman Library Archives and Special Collections (BLASC) is located on the third floor of the Beaman Library and is in the Maiden Reading Room. Because the archive does not keep the extended hours of the Beaman Library, all appointments must be scheduled 3 days in advance. Send the archivist an email to schedule your appointment.
Before you visit the Beaman Library Archives and Special Collections (BLASC), keep in mind these rules and regulations.
For more information regarding the duplication process and its regulations please click the duplication tab.
What does a typical research appointment look like?
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For more information about the archives and special collections at Lipscomb's Beaman Library, contact:
Open Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-4pm
Closed: Friday, Saturday, Sunday