Consisting of more than 1000 items, materials from the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library's Special Collections are available for viewing by Museum staff, SMFA staff and students, as well as visiting researchers.
An appointment is required to study the items from the Special Collections to make sure that materials, space and staff are available. Please contact the library staff at libstaff [at] mfa.org to arrange a visit.
Researchers must complete a request form provided via e-mail in advance, specifying the desired materials. In addition, researchers are asked to provide information regarding their research project, purpose of viewing the materials and other institutions that they have contacted.
At the time of visit, researchers are asked to fill out an additional general registration form and present a valid government-issued photo ID.
Items from the Special Collection can be studied in the Reading Room only, located in the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library under the supervision of the library staff.