Covid-19 Restrictions

The Tuskegee University Archives is tentatively planning to reopen, with limited visitation, on June 18, 2020 with the following restrictions:

  • All researchers must submit a request via email ( in order to use the archives.
  • No one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 will be permitted in the archives.
  • Researchers, and staff, are always required to wear gloves.  Researchers will be required to bring their own and if they leave the archives for any reason, they must use a different pair. If staying multiple days, researchers will be required to use a different pair of gloves each day.
  • Contact between staff and researchers will be limited. Staff and researchers will be required to wear masks or face coverings if they have direct contact. Researchers are required to bring their own.
  • Seating arrangements in researchers’ room are set to maintain at least six feet of separation between researchers.  Archives staff to assign seating to each researcher, with no more than four researchers in the room at a time.
  • Researchers to bring their own laptops in order to work in the archives.  No computers will be provided.
  • In addition to detailed cleaning and sanitizing frequently touched areas, the staff will do the same for seldom-touched surfaces within the researcher’s room.
  • Daily cleaning and sanitizing of tabletops and commonly touched areas.
  • Discard single-use items in receptacle provided.
  • Researchers are limited to the researchers’ room only.  They cannot use the break room.  Restrooms are located outside of the front door to the archives. These are maintained and sanitized by our excellent janitorial staff.
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available to researchers. Station is located at entrance to the archives.

Note: If you are not able to abide by these guidelines, then please do not request to visit the archives.  You will be turned away.