About Us

HOURS

Monday – Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (hours subject to change; please see the library hours calendar or  call/email for most current hours)

An appointment for research is required. Please email archives@uhcl.edu or call 281.283.3936 to schedule your research visit.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION/LOCATION

email: archives@uhcl.edu
telephone: 281.283.3936
address: 2700 Bay Area Blvd. Houston TX 77058

University of Houston-Clear Lake Archives are located on the third floor of the Bayou Building. Please enter the Neumann Library on the second floor, then proceed to the third floor. After arriving on the third floor, make a right-hand U-Turn and go to the back, left corner.

See library floor plans for the Archives Location

Directions to Campus 

 

STAFF

Lauren Meyers, CA, University Archivist
281.283.3936 / meyersl@uhcl.edu

Erin Henry, Archives Assistant
281.283.3933 / henrye@uhcl.edu

Tamatha Brumley, Archives Assistant
281.283.3925 / Brumley@uhcl.edu

 

CLASSES

For class visits please contact the archives at least two weeks in advance to ensure adequate staffing and space

 

ARCHIVES REFERENCE SERVICES

  • Reference requests may be submitted by email (preferred; archives@uhcl.edu), telephone (281-283-3936 or 281-283-3933), or in person (appointment required).
  • UHCL Archives staff will make every effort to acknowledge remote reference requests within one business day; actual reference request turnaround time varies depending on the scope of inquiry and Archives workload; no rush requests please.
  • Document scanning requests of more than 50 pages may be sent off-site requiring additional time; photograph scanning requests are handled on a case by case basis and may require additional time.
  • Any reference request that requires research assistance beyond one hour of staff time will require a proxy researcher.
  • Archives staff cannot perform extended research, interpret information nor provide appraisal of books, artifacts, manuscripts, or other material.

 

USE OF THE READING ROOM

  • All patrons must complete a research registration form and sign the visitor’s log daily.
  • Food, drink, gum, and tobacco products are not permitted in the Archives.
  • Use of cellular phones is not permitted – please take calls outside of the reading room.
  • Any personal belongings not essential to research must be stored in the designated location. Researchers may use loose paper, index cards, or mobile computing devices (cases must be stored) for taking notes. Photographic equipment may be used on a case by case basis.

 

USE OF MATERIALS

  • Only pencils may be used. Do not mark, fold, lean on or mutilate documents in any way.
  • Only one box may be on the study table at a time and only one folder may be removed from the box at a time. Keep all material in the order in which you receive it.
  • Photocopying is permitted unless the item is fragile, exceptionally valuable, or too large and limited to single copies for the patron’s reference use only. Photocopying decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis by the Archives staff. Do not separate material you wish to have reproduced – please consult a staff member about the way you should identify material for photocopying.
  • The records and other materials do not circulate; they must remain in the Archives reading room.
  • Theft, destruction or mutilation of these materials is a crime.
  • The reference collection in the reading room is available for researcher access. Please do not re-shelve books after use.
  • The reading room computer is for archives reference only.
  • These materials are provided for reference use only. The patron agrees to publish no portion of them without the written permission of the copyright holder and the patron assumes sole responsibility for any infringement of the literary rights, copyrights, or other rights which pertain to these materials.
  • The patron agrees to give the department a copy of any publication which relies heavily upon its collections.
  • University records citations should follow this format:
    [Item description], Name of Collection, #collection number, University of Houston-Clear Lake Archives.
  • JSC History Collection records citations should follow this format:
    [Item description, Box number, Series Name], JSC History Collection, University of Houston-Clear Lake Archives

 

VISITING CLEAR LAKE

We invite out of town researchers to view the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce web page for travel information, including area hotels, car rentals, restaurants and driving directions.