The archives and library are open to researchers by appointment only. The archivists are generally available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To make an appointment, email or call (202) 789-0900. 

  • We suggest searching the online catalog and any potentially relevant online exhibitions before contacting us.
  • Research requests may be made via email or telephone (202) 789-0900. 
  • Responses to research requests will be handled by priority based on the time of submission and Society membership.
  • Basic fees: 25¢/copy; $5/scan. Additional fees may apply. Inquire about student rates. Fees must be paid at the time of service. Checks, cash, and all major credit are accepted.
  • Conditions for Image Reproductions and Usage (PDF)