Frequently Asked Questions
Can I tour the NPS History Collection?
Museum collection storage areas are not open to the public. The NPS History Collection is available for research by appointment only.
When can researchers access the collection?
The NPS History Collection is generally available for research by appointment weekdays only from 9:30am-4:30pm. Staff tries to accomodate requested appointment days and time, but alternative days or times may be necessary as staff and space are limited.
Who do I contact to set up a research visit?
Contact the archivist for more information. Before scheduling a reseach appointment, the archivist will discuss your research topic with you to get a better sense of how the collection may meet your needs and to coordinate the visit.
How do I request copies of materials in the NPS History Collection?
All requests for copies of materials from the NPS History Collection must be submitted on the user agreement form, available here. Federal employees seeking copies for official business should use the federal user agreement form. Once completed please email them to the archivist.
Is there a cost to get copies of photographs or documents?
Currently there is no cost for scans of photographs or documents in the NPS History Collection. A cost recovery progran is currently under development. This information will be updated as that program is implemented.