Archives

Carbon County Museum accepts research requests pertaining to Carbon County people, places, and history. Archival staff will search birth, death, and marriage records upon request.  Our Research Finding Aid provides a listing of topics covered by our research files.

The first hour of every research request is free; every hour after the first hour is $15.  Carbon County Museum will respond as soon as possible with a list of the types of materials in our collection that meet submitted research criteria.  Fees for reproduction and publishing requirements are based on the museum's Copy/Processing Fee Schedule, Photograph Collection Use Fees, and the Permission to Publish Contract.

Collections Management Policy

The Collections Management Policies (CMP) for the Carbon County Museum is a document reviewed and approved by the Board that outlines the Museum's collecting strategies and the rules its staff must follow when dealing with its collections. This document is available for download in the "Archives & Research Policy Documents" section below. As the Museum holds its collections in public trust, it believes that information about how it manages its collections should be available to the public it serves.

Learn More About Archives & Research at the Carbon County Museum

As a public institution, the Museum believes strongly in administrative transparency and maintaining an open dialogue with its constituents. If you have any questions about our archives and research policies we encourage you to look through our Archives & Research Policy Documents or contact the Registrar for the museum.

To submit a research request or contribute to our archival research materials, please contact our collections department at (307) 328-2740 or registrar@carboncountymuseum.org.

Archives & Research Policy Documents

Copy & Processing Fee Schedule

Copy & Processing Fee Schedule

Carbon County Museum has a collection of historical photos that may be scanned or copied. Usage of images owned by the museum must be requisitioned via the museum registrar and fees must be paid for their usage according to the "Image Use Fee Schedule". Contact the registrar for special rates for students, non-profit and educational purposes.

Although the Museum strives to offer as much free access to its archival holdings and collections as possible, it must sometimes charge fees to recoup the costs of offering certain services, such as copying or scanning materials.
Revised 7/2019
Finding Aid Index

Finding Aid Index

A finding aid is a document that describes the organization and extent of an institution's archival holdings. The index to the Museum's finding aid is available for public reference. To find out if the Museum has information on a subject, person, or place, please look in the index. The PDF can be searched using the "Find" command (done by pressing Ctrl+F on most PCs).

Researchers: Please note that this index is not a live document and has been abbreviated slightly for length. Therefore, it may not accurately represent the current, full extent of the Museum’s holdings. Any questions about the Museum's archival holdings may be directed to the Registrar using the “Research Request Form” above.
Revised 6/2019
Image Use Fee Schedule

Image Use Fee Schedule

Carbon County Museum has a collection of historical photos that may be licensed for use in books, printed materials, video production, advertising or for other uses. Usage of images owned by the museum must be requisitioned via the museum registrar and fees must be paid for their usage according to the "Image Use Fee Schedule". Contact the registrar for special rates for students, non-profit and educational purposes.

Although the Museum strives to offer as much free access to its archival holdings and collections as possible, it must sometimes charge fees to recoup the costs of offering certain services, such as copying or scanning materials.
Revised 7/2019
Potential Museum Donation Form

Potential Donation Form

If you are interested in donating objects or archival materials to the Museum, please download and fill out the “Potential Donation Form”. Describe the items you wish to donate as thoroughly as possible, as outlined on the form, and submit clear images of the items along with the form if you can.

Please note that this form is not a legally binding Deed of Gift, and submission of this form does not guarantee that the Museum will accept your items. If the Museum chooses to accept your donation, a formal Deed of Gift will be sent to you in order to complete the donation process. If the Museum declines all or part of a potential donation, it will not be responsible for any costs associated with returning the unwanted items to you.

Completed forms can be dropped off or mailed to the Museum, or emailed to the Registrar.
Revised 7/2019
Research Request Form

Research Request Form

The Museum maintains not only an extensive archive of primary documents and photographs relating to the history and people of Carbon County, but also subject files and information on the history and provenance of the objects in its collections. If you would like the Registrar to look up information on a person, place, subject, or object in the Museum’s collections, download and fill out the “Research Request Form”. Please be as specific as possible in describing your request. Also, please be aware that there may be fees associated with completing your request, as outlined on the form; a detailed list of photocopy and processing fees can be found below.

Completed forms can be dropped off or mailed to the Museum, or emailed to the Registrar.

Researchers: If you intend to do research onsite at the Museum, please schedule your visit with the Registrar at least two (2) days in advance so that materials can be pulled ahead of your arrival.
Revised 2/2019
Collections Management Policies

Collections Management Policies

As a public institution, the Carbon County Museum believes strongly in administrative transparency and maintaining an open dialogue with its constituents. The Collections Management Policies (CMP) for the Museum is a document reviewed and approved by the Board that outlines the Museum's collecting strategies and the rules its staff must follow when dealing with its collections. As the Museum holds its collections in public trust, it believes that information about how it manages its collections should be openly available to the public it serves.

The CMP can tell you: what kinds of objects the Museum has in its collections; what it does and does not wish to collect in the future; how the Museum handles donations of objects; how the Museum handles the removal of objects from its collections; and standards for management of and access to the collections. See above for a summary of the Museum’s collecting scope. Any questions about the contents of the CMP, or the Museum's collections in general, may be directed to the Registrar.
Revised 6/2019