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The G.B. Dealey Library is open for research by appointment only Tuesday through Thursday, with appointments available starting January 10, 2023. To inquire about the collections contact research@dallashistory.org

Researching the Collection

Collections staff answers questions via telephone, email, and written queries at no cost, up to fifteen minutes. Extensive research work can be undertaken on a fee basis. Persons wishing to use this service should call, email, or write, explaining the exact nature of their research question.  The collection can only be accessed by appointment. For information about the G.B. Dealey Library, the DHS collections, research inquiries or assistance, or to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Archives Dept.
P.O. Box 150038
Dallas, TX 75315-0038
phone: 214-421-4500 ext. 110
email: research@dallashistory.org

Finding Aids

We are currently working on publishing finding aids for some of our frequently used collections. While this is an ongoing process, a small sampling of guides to some of our collections can be viewed by visiting our Finding Aids page.

View the Collection Online

Currently efforts are being made to put more of the DHS’ holdings online. Please visit the following links to view some items from our photographic collection. Check back often for further updates.

Online Collections Database
Portal to Texas History Online
Bridgeman Images

Fee Schedule and Usage Policy

This policy applies to reproducing manuscript, print, graphic, and photographic materials. All reproductions are performed by DHS staff. The DHS does not permit researchers to use their own equipment to photocopy, photograph, or scan materials held in Library or Archives. All requests for scanning or photocopying must be approved by a staff member. Requests may be denied if the item is too fragile or too large to be scanned or photocopied with available equipment, or if the size of the request will place an unreasonable strain on available staff resources. All digital reproductions, photographic reproductions, and large reproduction orders must be paid for in advance.

Download a copy of the current fee schedule here.
Fee Schedule for the GB Dealey Library

Reproduction Policy

Guidelines and Restrictions for Reproductions All reproductions are handled by DHS staff and are dependent on the physical condition of the item. Special requests (such as oversized, color copies, or scans) require additional time and fees. Rush orders will result in an additional 50% charge. ORDERS MUST BE PAID FOR IN ADVANCE.

Copyright Notice: The individual requesting reproductions expressly assumes the responsibility for compliance with all pertinent provisions of the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. ss101 et seq. The patron further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Dallas Historical Society and its staff in connection with any disputes arising from the Copyright Act, over the reproduction of material at the request of the patron.

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