JCHS Archives and Research Library

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. Please fill out the form below and the archivist will contact you to set up an appointment. 

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 and will not be answered. 

If you are performing genealogy research, please check out the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence first.

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

Research Service Fees

We ask that all non members of JCHS make a donation when they visit the research library. 

At this time, we are unable to perform personalized research. 

Duplication of Materials

Copying or scanning- $.25 per page

Photographing by researcher on site (no flash)- No charge

Digital Images- Public Use- $25 per electronic image

Digital Images- Private Use- $15 per electronic image

Printed Images- $30 per print for 5x7", $35 for 8x10"




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)) "Any information available" is not an acceptable request.