Citation Help

Citations are important in identifying the archival item used and its location, and will allow staff to locate the item for the researcher who wants to see it again or obtain a copy, and for other researchers who may ask to see it.

Citations should include the title and date of the item, collection title, box number, folder number or name, and repository name. Additional elements may be needed for complex collections. Formatting styles vary.

 


Examples

  • Standard Hoover Citation

    Identification of item, Collection title, Box no., Folder no. or name, Hoover Institution Archives

    F. A. Hayek to Paul Samuelson, December 18, 1980, Friedrich A. von Hayek papers, Box 48, Folder 5, Hoover Institution Archives

  • Copy at Hoover, Originals Elsewhere

    Identification of item, Collection title, Box no., Folder no. or name, Hoover Institution Archives. Originals in [Name of repository], [Container information]

    NKVD Order 20856, May 5, 1961, Lietuvos TSR Valstybės Saugumo Komitetas selected records, Reel 102, Hoover Institution Archives. Originals in Lietuvos Ypatingasis Archyvas, Fond K-200, opis 3, file 123.

  • Digital Item Found in Reading Room

    Identification of item, Collection title, File name, Hoover Institution Archives

    Photograph of Unit 15 at unidentified training camp, circa 2010, John R. Bruning collection, 1187_unit015.jpg, Hoover Institution Archives

  • Digital Item Found on Internet

    Identification of item, Collection title, Hoover Institution Archives, URL

    “The Prevailing Bias,” Firing Line broadcast records, Hoover Institution Archives, https://digitalcollections.hoover.org/objects/5941/