Q. What does it mean if a collection in the Booth Family Center for Special Collections is marked “restricted”?
Restricted materials are not available for general research. A donor may give us their collection for safekeeping, but ask that the collection be restricted for a period of time, perhaps for the lifetime of persons who are mentioned in it. Some collections may be partially open for research, but certain portions will be restricted because they contain sensitive information. Some of our intelligence materials may be deemed sensitive for certain time period before being released for general research.