Research

Visits to the NCAR Archives are by appointment only. If you would like to come to the Archives, please contact us to schedule an appointment. Due to the unique nature of archival materials, documents and records in the Archives cannot be loaned.

The majority of institutional records and personal papers in the custody of the NCAR Archives are open to research without restrictions. However, in some cases, sensitive materials will be restricted through a pre-arranged agreement between the Archives and the transferring offices or donors. For more information, please contact us.

Photocopying/Digitization

Upon request, most material from the collections may be reproduced by Archives staff for personal use by researchers. Permission to reproduce does not constitute authorization to publish.  Photocopies and scans are for research use only and do not imply authorization to publish or permission to place the copies in another repository. Please note that not all audio-visual holdings have been digitized.

Orders are payable by check made out to the NCAR Archives.  Postage costs will also be charged to the researcher and a minimum fee of $10.00 is charged on all mail orders.  Fees are waived for NCAR/UCAR staff. 

 

Photocopies$0.15 per page
Scans$10.00 per scan
Audio/Video Files$20.00 each
CD/DVD$5.00 each

 

Permission to Publish

The Archives can grant permission to publish materials for which it holds the copyright, and these include:

  • Printed materials published by NCAR/UCAR
  • Records created on behalf of NCAR/UCAR
  • Materials in manuscript collections for which the donor has transferred copyright to NCAR/UCAR

We are unable to conduct copyright searches and cannot advise researchers on the application of copyright law. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) does not allow us to grant permission to publish materials we do not clearly own copyright to. It is the researcher's responsibility to determine the ownership of copyright and secure permission to publish. For permission to publish, contact the Archivist.

Citation Guide

When permission to publish is granted, the researcher must identify the location of the original material in the Archives. Guidelines for citing material are as follows:

  • NCAR/UCAR Material

Identification of the item cited, Title of collection, Folder Title, Archives, National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Example:  Correspondence, Gordon A. Newkirk, Jr. Papers, Meeting Notes 1980, Archives, National Center for Atmospheric Research.

(The National Center for Atmospheric Research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in the records are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.)

  • American Meteorological Society Oral History Project

Identification of interviewee, Date, American Meterological Society Oral History Project, Archives, National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Example: Battan, Louis. 10/8/86, American Meterological Society Oral History Project, Archives, National Center for Atmospheric Research.

(The American Meterological Society is a non-profit organization. The opinions, findings, conclusions, statements and other information contained in the Tape Recorded Interview or any abstract thereof reflect the opinions of the narrator and the interviewer of the tape only, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the American Meterological Society.)


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Visits to the NCAR Archives are by appointment only. If you would like to come to the Archives, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

The Archives are located at the Mesa Lab in Boulder, CO. View directions and a map.