The Crystal Sutton Collection
Research Material & Information

Learning Resources Center – Alamance Community College

The Learning Resources Center of Alamance Community College acquires and preserves records of historical value. These records include manuscripts, books, campus newspapers, photographs, maps, sound recordings, and videotaped images concerned with various aspects of history

The collection is open to researchers during normal Learning Resources Center hours.
The hours are as follows:
Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday - Thursday: 7:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM - 4 PM
Saturday: 8 AM - 12 noon

Summer Semester
Monday - Thursday: 7:45 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday: 7:45 AM - 12 noon

All researchers are requested to register, providing their name, address, signature, student or other identification number, and their research topic. When items are returned they must be handed to a member of the library staff and checked back into the collection.


  1. The Learning Resources Center reserves the right to restrict the use of original documents, allowing researchers to use scanned or photocopied duplicates whenever the original is deemed to be too fragile or irreplaceable.
  2. No ink of any kind may be used near the documents; use pencils only. Laptop computers may be brought into the collection and used at the discretion of the librarian.
  3. Smoking, eating, and drinking are prohibited in the library.
  4. All archival collection materials must be handled carefully: use only one folder at a time and keep the papers in their existing order. Do not place books or volumes face down. Do not lean or press on archival materials. Do not trace maps or other records.
  5. No material in the collection may be removed from the library. Any attempt to remove material or to disregard these regulations will result in revocation of library privileges and may result in legal action being taken.
  6. Persons requesting access to restricted materials must contact the person or agency imposing the restrictions. The library cannot permit access to these materials without written authority.
  7. Researchers are advised that it is their responsibility, not the collection, to obtain copyright clearance to publish or otherwise reproduce or distribute collection material. Whenever possible, the librarian will provide the names and addresses of copyright holders.
  8. If publishing material from the collection, please credit the collection:
    The Crystal Sutton Collection, The Learning Resources Center, Alamance Community College. accession or record group number, volume number, file number, title of document or names of correspondents, and date, as follows:

    The Crystal Sutton Collection, The Learning Resources Center, Alamance Community College Acc. 986.87, vol. 3, file 3, Article Burlington Times News Times, June 12, 1990.

Unless restricted or protected by copyright conditions, material may be photocopied using the photocopy machines inside the Learning Resources Center. Request for photo or electronic copies to be mailed or emailed to researchers as quickly as time permits. However, it may not be possible to fill an order on the day requested, and the Learning Resources Center reserves the right to carry out the work over a period of time.
Users requiring copies of photographs, maps, sound recordings, or video materials are requested to consult the librarian about conditions and charges.

If you still have questions, please contact us. Or click here to be taken to the Learning Resources Center homepage.