The research room is located in the historic Julia Ideson Building in downtown Houston. Our staff are always able to provide you with ready reference resources and suggest additional materials and next steps for your research endeavors. If your reference inquiry requires more time for materials to be compiled, it might be suggested to set up a reference appointment or submit your inquiry via email.  

Reference reproductions

Reference staff will make copies for you from printed material. The fee is $1 per citation and $1 per sheet. For microfilm material, the fee is $2 per citation and $1 per sheet. For more information on payment and delivery, please contact the research room.

Reproductions of photographs, paper materials from archival collections, and audio visual material such as oral histories or digitized film reels are available for order by filling out the Reproduction Request Form. Included in that form is detailed use policy information and pricing information is available separately. We can accommodate nonstandard requests on a case-by-case basis. For more information about image reproductions, please contact the photo departmentFor more information about sound recordings and moving image reproductions, please contact the research room.

In-person tours of the Julia Ideson Building are currently suspended. Free virtual tours of the Julia Ideson Building are available. For more information on other events and programs, visit our Programming and Events page.

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