Chat with us!

In an effort to offer more reference services to our user community, SC&A will now offer a chat feature accessible from our homepage. Simply click on the icon from our homepage to find the chat interface and be directly connected to a SC&A reference staff member:

This feature is designed to allow us to quickly answer your basic questions about our website, collections, and access policies. It will be available during our regular hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 4:30pm and Wednesday from noon to 8pm (EST). More detailed research queries should still be sent to our email address: or call us at 703-993-2220.

We look forward to helping you navigate our finding aids and locate materials relevant to your research needs!