/ Joint Archives of Holland

Using the Archives

The Joint Archives welcomes faculty, staff and students, as well as visiting researchers and the general public.

All collections are non-circulating. Materials are located on-site and may be retrieved for users by the Joint Archives staff. Open hours vary and you are encouraged to contact the archivist if you wish to view materials from a collection.

Research Assistance

For research beyond routine inquiries, the Joint Archives of Holland charges $10.00 per half hour. Assistance to faculty, staff and students is free.

You can schedule a one-on-one meeting with the archivist to discuss possible resources and search strategies for your project, whether that is a class assignment, journal article, criminal investigation or family history exploration.

During the meeting, the archivist will identify potential sources of information, introduce you to the various archival research tools, discuss advanced searching techniques and find collections appropriate to your specific topic.

Photocopying & Image Reproduction

The Joint Archives of Holland provides a range of reproduction services. Ask the archivist if you want a copy of a document or image in our collections. Orders will be filled as soon as possible, depending on the size of the request and the availability of staff.


Joint Archives staff members make copies upon request.

For details about fees, see our pricing information 

Duplicating and Using Images

Ordering a photographic reproduction involves two steps. The first is the cost of obtaining the photographic reproduction itself. The second is a charge for using the image. The second charge varies depending on whether the intended use is personal or commercial.

Find out about reproduction fees and how to determine usage fees 

Citing Our Collections

When using materials from the Joint Archives, please acknowledge their source by stating the name of the collection in which the materials are held or the address of the web page on which it is displayed. Citations should include full bibliographic information.

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It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when reproducing materials from the Joint Archives of Holland. Permission to examine materials, or to obtain copies, does not imply the right to publish or reproduce them, in whole or in part.