Before You Arrive

For the most efficient service, please call or email in advance of your arrival.

Some collections are stored off site.  Advance notice, at least 24 hours, is needed to retrieve these items for research use.

If working within a limited time frame, let us know your topic in advance and materials can be prepared for your arrival.

For more information, consult the Before you Start–Guide to Special Collections & Archival Materials.

Registration Form

Before you arrive, please fill out the Patron Registration form and bring it with you to the Reference Desk.


The Strom Thurmond Institute building is located on the Clemson University campus at  230 Kappa Way, Clemson, SC, 29634.


Pay by space metered visitor parking is available along the driveway to the Strom Thurmond Institute building.  Visitor spaces are marked with white lines and numbers. The rate is $1 per hour.

If you have several days of research planned, you may get a multi-day visitor pass at Parking Services.  For more information, contact Parking and Transportation Services at 864.656.2270 or by email: