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. 

Research Requests

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. 

By mail 

P.O. BOX 4241

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.

Name *
Phone *
JCHS Member
Please check your general area of interest
What are you seeking
Please describe the desired information in as much detail as possible (i.e. for who or what are you seeking the information/images/objects, where in Jackson County did the person live or the event occur, what time frame did the person live/the event occur/object created))

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"