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Archives Visitors Guide
Hours of Operation: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday through
The Archives is closed Friday through Monday and on state
- All visitors must sign the “Conditions for Use” agreement at the
Archives reception counter upon arrival. Visitors may be required to present
photo identification at this time.
- Coats, backpacks, oversized carryalls and bags must be deposited
at the coat tree and with the Archives Assistant for storage
during the client’s visit behind the Archives reading room desk.
Only materials necessary for research, including laptop computers,
may be used at the worktables.
- Ink pens or markers may NOT be used by visitors while in the Archives.
Pencils are available for visitors use at the Archives counter.
Colored pencils for highlighting are also available upon
- No food or drinks are allowed in the Archives reading room.
- Public access is limited to the non-restricted areas within the
Archives reading room. Archives staff will retrieve materials
for users as needed from restricted shelves and stacks.
- Archives staff will retrieve architectural survey files,
archaeology site forms, slides, negatives, and CRM reports for
- Public restrooms and a water cooler are located on the first
floor next to the conservation lab. There are no public restrooms or
water fountains on the second floor.
- Patrons may use the telephone at the Archives counter for local
calls or toll-free long distance calls. Calls are limited to
5 minutes. Please see the Archives Assistant for instructions on use
of the phone. The use of cellular telephones in the Archives is acceptable; however
please show courtesy to fellow researchers while using a cell phone.
- Appointments are required to see other staff members outside of
the Archives. Patrons may use the Archives phone to check on availability of a staff
member if they do not have a pre-arranged appointment.
- Appointments are not necessary to visit the Archives.
- Archives materials will not be retrieved after 4:45 p.m.
- Library materials do not circulate.
- Photocopies cost 20 cents each and color printouts cost
$1.00 each. These must be paid for at the Archives front desk by
check or cash. Invoices are acceptable, with a minimum charge of
$10.00. In order to be issued an invoice, you must provide an
address, phone number, and a federal identification or social
security number. See the
Archives Fee Structure for more information.
- The public scanner in the reading room may be used to create
digital images at no charge.
The images must be saved to DHR standards and using the
DHR naming convention and copies of the files must be made
available to the Archives staff.
- There is a $10.00 minimum charge for
scholarly research requests that involve the copying of information
by Archives staff. Photocopies from these requests cost 50 cents each and will be
invoiced when the material is mailed, emailed or faxed.
Permission to Publish Image(s) Form: