Research in the Archives
Opus Archives & Research Center welcomes visitors and researchers. Our staff makes every effort to design the experience for optimum productivity and efficiency of the visiting researcher and guest. Please note that we require at least 2 weeks notice in order to schedule a research visit. Information regarding interest and subject matter to be reviewed is necessary to plan a visit.
Beginning January 1st 2013, Opus will be open Monday through Wednesday.
How to Prepare for and Conduct Research at Opus
To access materials for a scholars visit we need time to prepare and do our research so you can do yours! The archival collections are not accessible like a library, so a research visit requires planning. The best way to proceed with doing research in our collections is to begin with what you want to look at - identifying titles of books or essays as the collections are generally organized this way, i.e. Re-Visioning Psychology research notes & drafts, or essays. Some collections offer more thematic organization of material, and you can get a sense of that by looking at the individual collection pages, located in the 'explore the collections' menu above.
To acquaint yourself with what the scholars have published that touches on your interest is the first place to start and then we prepare to access those original materials for your research visit. Archival research really beings after exploring the published material, looking in indexes, and then finding all the pieces that went along with creating that finished piece in the archives. We have a lot of information on our website as to what each collection holds and this will help you begin to identify what is of interest to you. Once you begin to get a sense of this please email us and we will begin designing your research visit.
An appointment to visit the archives or the library collections may be made through our staff at (805) 969-5750 or email@example.com
Certain parts of the collections in the archives are available for review without visiting the Center as they can be photocopied and shipped.
Black and White hard copy: .25 per sheet
Color hard copy: $5.00 per image
Low Resolution jpeg file: $10.00 per image
High Resolution jpeg or tiff file: $25.00 per image
There is an additional $5.00 fee to email an image or document.
Research at the Campbell and Gimbutas Library
Accessing the Joseph Campbell and Marija Gimbutas Library for research is available to all scholars and researchers interested in depth psychology, archetypal psychology, mythological studies, the humanites and related fields.
Visit the online catalogs for Joseph Campbell and Marija Gimbutas for immediate access.
The Joseph Campbell and Marija Gimbutas Library is open every Saturday from 2:30-4:30 no appointment necessary. On the weekends the parking lot on the Lambert campus is open and no shuttle is required.
Parking on the weekdays is limited on the Lambert campus. Visitors must park off campus at the Best Western Carpinteria Inn and take a free shuttle to the Library. Directions for the shuttle will be given when the appointment is made.
Please contact us to make an appointment: