Citing Special Collections Materials

Citations for archival materials quoted or referred to should include complete and accurate information. Patrons using these Special Collections materials are required to fill out and sign our Patron Registration Form. By signing this form, patrons agree to abide by its guidelines.

Publication. Once permission is granted to publish, mount, display or broadcast Special Collections materials, citations should follow this format:

  • [Item identification, name of collection], Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

By authorizing publication of materials, Special Collections does not transfer copyright.

For bibliographies archival collections should be alphabetized in a separate section from individual published sources.