Guest Researcher Application

LCM+L welcomes the use of its collection for research that preserves the history of computing for future generations.
To ensure the preservation of the collection and the availability of our staff, we require all Guest Researchers submit an application. Please submit your request at least sixty days before your desired visit. Submission of the application does not guarantee acceptance. LCM+L staff will review all applications and reserves the right to refuse requests for any reason. Please allow for up to 4 to 6 weeks before receiving a decision.

LCM+L accepts Guest Researcher visits between 10 am – 6 pm on select Mondays and Tuesdays. Currently Guest Researcher access to most materials is provided free of charge, however some services may incur a fee. Examples of charge services are digitization, use, and access to artifacts that require special handling. The Guest Researcher will receive notification of any potential charges during the application process.

Requests to conduct interviews or publish photographs from the museum’s collection or for original photography require separate consideration and are subject to other policies.

Additional information may be required once the request has been processed:
  • Documentation such as Non-Disclosure Agreement or Background Check, depending on the type of research visit. All researchers will be required to sign a Researcher Access Agreement.
  • Student researchers may be required to provide a letter of support from their affiliated institution.
  • Unaffiliated researchers may be required to provide a brief CV.

Thank you for your submission. Someone will contact you shortly to schedule your visit.
To request guest researcher access:
  1. Review our current catalog, and make note of the titles (and barcodes) of the items that you would like to review on your visit. You will be asked to provide that information below.

  2. Fill out and submit the following form.
Contact Information
First name: *
Last name: *
Address: *
Email Address: *
Confirm Email Address: *
Phone Number
Employer or Institution Name: *
What is your role? *

Have you ever worked for Vulcan Inc. or one of its organizations? *
Your Visit
What is the purpose of your visit? *

Preferred date and time (please submit your top three choices): *

First Choice:
Second Choice:
Third Choice:
Anticipated length of time to complete research: *
What department (or area) are you interested in visiting? *


Will your visit include either of the following?
Other Information
How did you hear about us?

Brief description of your research, including objectives and proposed methodology, if applicable. Please include the end result of your research and visit. *
(e.g., web content, dissertation, published article or book, etc.)

Please provide a list of the titles (and barcodes) of the items from our current catalog that you would like to review on your visit. *

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