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Research & Material Requests

Research Assistance

The staff of the McGovern Historical Center is available to answer research questions, provide information on the availability of books or archival collections, and consult on the best resources for your historical projects. Some consulting is available on the preservation of historical collections. Contact Us.

Make an Appointment

The McGovern Historical Center has two locations for its rare book collections and archival collections. Please review our locations and hours.

An appointment is required for use of rare book collection items. Please contact the staff of the McGovern Historical Center to make an appointment. Contact Us.

To visit the archives, an appointment is not necessary. However, if you contact us in advance, we can have the materials ready for you. In addition, because of limited staff, occasionally the archives may be closed during regular hours. To schedule an appointment, Contact Us or use the Reading Room Appointment Form below.

Before visiting the McGovern Historical Center, please complete the User Registration form.

Request Materials

Depending on the condition of the item, the McGovern Center will make digital images or photocopies of historical materials available to requesting clients. In some cases, the client may be permitted to take digital photographs on-site. This decision is made by the Archivist.


The McGovern Historical Center can fulfill requests for photocopies, high-quality digital duplication, and licensing for publication according to the fees listed below.

Service TMC Library Member Non-member
Photocopy Fees $0.25 per page $0.30 per page
Scanned Image Fees
For private, education use
$9.00 per image $12.00 per image
Scanned Image Fees
For publication, non-profit book or journal with less than 3,000 distribution
$35.00 per image
Scanned Image Fees
In a major journal, book, or media production
$50.00 per image
Sales tax will be added to the total request order.


To order digital or print copies, complete the Photograph Request form below. Review the Copyright and Use Policies of the McGovern Historical Center before submitting a request.

Request Forms

Below is a list of forms to access materials at the McGovern Historical Center. Select the appropriate form to submit your request.
User Registration (to access materials in the reading room or request remote access to available materials)
Photograph Request (to request materials for reproduction for publication, presentation, or general educational use)
Permission to Publish (to request permission to publish reproduced materials in a publication or media production)
Reading Room Appointment (to request an appointment date and time to use a McGovern Historical Center Reading Room)