JCHS Archives and Research Library
The research library at the Jackson County Historical Society will be closed until October 18th, due to commitments with the Independence School District. Research requests will be answered in a timely manner, but appointments to research will resume on October 18th. Thank you for understanding.
The Jackson County Historical Society archives is unable to facilitate walk-in researchers, but we are happy to schedule an appointment to come into the research library.
Fill out the form below with specific information about the topic you are researching. Specific dates, addresses, and full names facilitate quicker research. If you are researching a property or address, the legal description will help with a quicker turn-around time. Research requests must have a specific question! "Any information available" is not an acceptable request.
Due to the high volume of requests, our turn-around time for research requests is two weeks at a minimum. JCHS member requests are given preferential treatment and will be answered first.
Most research requests require a fee, unless you are a member.
JACKSON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
P.O. BOX 4241
INDEPENDENCE, MO 64051
Once you complete the form below, the archivist will contact you to discuss our resources. We may also be able to suggest other institutions, sources or places with information.
Research Service Fees
We ask that all non members of JCHS make a donation when they visit the research library.
If you are not able to visit our facility, we are happy to conduct personal research for a fee. Personal research is $40 per hour. JCHS will not charge a fee if nothing is found on the topic.
Duplication of Materials
Copying or scanning- $.25 per page
Photographing by researcher on site (no flash)- No charge
Digital Images- $25 per electronic image
Printed Images- $30 per print for 5x7", $35 for 8x10"