The Los Alamos Historical Society Archives are located in the Los Alamos Municipal Building, 1000 Central Avenue.

Open by appointment only Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Closed Major Holidays.
Archivist, Rebecca Collinsworth, 505-695-5252,
Registrar, Stephanie Yeamans, 505-695-5253,
Curator, Don Cavness, 505-695-3454,

For information on pricing and other archival services, click here.
Archives Users' Rules
    1. An appointment is required for best service. Please plan to call 24 hours in advance.

    2. Your topic of research or area of concern should be fully explained to the archives staff. This way, we can select folders, publications or photos which we feel are relevant to your work. We cannot always be available to do this if people arrive unannounced.

    3. We function on a CLOSED stack basis—in other words, the staff must assist you. Photo and document files must be selected and refiled by a staff member to prevent loss or misfiling. This means we must have staff available to help you with your selections.

    4. Photo copies must also be done by the staff so that our photos receive as little handling as possible. If your request takes staff time, a per-hour charge of $20 per hour will be requested along with photo copy fees.

    5. NO marks may be made on any materials and only pencils may be used in the archives.

    6. Photos should NEVER be removed from their protective photo sleeves.

    7. Archives users will be given room in our research space on a first come, first served basis. If you have an appointment, we will do everything possible to give you a table workspace.

    8. If you require copies of photos and documents: we make in-house copies (fair quality but OK for documents) for $0.10 each. Better-quality laser copies on a black and white machine off premises cost $1.00 each; color copies cost $5.00 each. Off-site copies cannot be made on the same day in most cases. Scanned copies are $5.00 each. You must provide your own disk, jump drive, or other removable media for storing images.

    9. Please call 505-695-5252 or click here for more information on our rates for other items and services, such as copy negatives, copy prints, transparencies, and book publishing. Staff assistance time is billed at $20 per hour (when applicable).

    10. Please remember that our hours are weekdays only, 10 AM to 4 PM. We are open during the lunch hour. Closed major holidays.

    11. No food or drink is allowed in the archives at any time.

Archives and Collections—Collections Policy

The Los Alamos Historical Society Museum & Archives accepts objects and material that relate to the community and history of Los Alamos. For the care of your objects please consider taking donations to the archives rather than leaving them at the Museum. Please call 505-695-5253 to schedule an appointment. If needed, see staff contact information above.
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