The Chester County Historical Society has a wide-ranging collection of objects, documents, and photographs.
This collections access policy outlines what objects staff members are responsible for maintaining and what staff members are allowed to grant access to collections.
Guidelines are provided for patrons accessing collections and the purposes that are considered appropriate for using collections. Also included are guidelines for who should be present when patrons are researching within the collection.
The document begins with a rationale statement for the policy to explain why access restrictions are a necessity for the safety of personnel and the collections.