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, box number, collection title, and repository name. Additional elements may be needed for complex collections. Formatting styles vary.


  • Standard Citation
    C. S. Letrek to L. L. Knowland, March 23, 1954, Box 88, Wallace E. Adams Papers, Hoover Institution Archives.

  • Copy at Hoover, Originals Elsewhere
    NKVD Order 20856, May 5, 1961, reel 102, Lietuvos SSR Valstybës Saugumo Komitetas Selected Records, Hoover Institution Archives. Originals in Lietuvos Ypatingasis Archyvas, Fond K-200, opis 3, file 123.

  • Digital Resource Found in Reading Room
    Photograph of Unit 15 at unidentified training camp, circa 2010 (1187_unit015.jpg), John R. Bruning Collection, Hoover Institution Archives.

  • Digital Resource Found on Internet
    Firing Line with William F. Buckley: The Prevailing Bias transcript, May 2, 1966, Firing Line Broadcasts, Hoover Institution Archives,