Research Archives

Archival collections are often rare and fragile, and the Museum maintains use policies that are consistent with its commitment to the care and preservation of its collections.

The Peabody Museum Archives provides electronic access to the collections through finding aids and digital imaging. Staff are actively engaged in creating finding aids, but many of the collections are not yet processed or available online. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we contniue to improve intellectual and physical access to the archival collections.

Access Materials & Images

Archival materials do not circulate and must be kept in the Archives Reading Room. Other materials relating to specific collections, such as accession cards, ledgers, and the accession file documents, may only be viewed in the Collections or Registration offices. Research visits are by appointment only. Please see Research Visits for additional information.  The Archives staff is available to provide ready reference and help with navigating the collections, however, researchers should be prepared to conduct their own research upon arrival.

Permissions & Publication

Archival Images

All Other Archival Materials

To publish archival materials, a Permission to Publish application must be made in writing to the Peabody Museum Archives, specifying the manuscript or excerpt. 

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