Details about visiting the Archives, Research & Reproduction Fees, Copyright and more.
Appointments are free for members and $10 for non-members. For research not accommodated through an appointment, the Archivist is responding to research queries. Because of the increased demand on staff time, please allow for a one to two month delay between making the request and receiving your response. The Dedham Museum & Archive charges a research fee for any reference assistance that will take more than 15 minutes of research consultation time. See research fees below for members and non-members.
Researchers should familiarize themselves with these regulations prior to visiting the Archives.
Any permissions granted by the Dedham Museum & Archive are for a one-time use only. Copies are for personal use, and are not to be duplicated or transferred to another individual or institution. If the information is to be used in a publication, the user needs to obtain prior written permission from the Dedham Museum & Archive.
Research privileges for the archives are extended to Dedham Historical Society & Museum (DHSM) members at no charge.
DHSM staff will conduct 30 minutes of free research time to members and then bill research requests at $25/hour, for a maximum of 2 hours.
For non-members, researchers may utilize the archives for a $10 research fee; or they can become a member of the DHSM. Please click here to learn more.
For non-members, researchers will receive up to 15 minutes of free research time and then bill at $50/hour, for a maximum of 2 hours.
Please allow for two to four weeks on all research requests.
For personal or individual use:
For commercial use (please see attached request form)*:
For use or non-commercial publication by a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization:
Any permissions granted by the DHSM are for a one-time use only. All reproductions copyright Dedham Historical Society & Museum unless otherwise noted in writing. Dedham Historical Society & Museum should receive a credit line in all publications. Use of preferred citation for each
collection is expected.
Photocopies of documents — $.25 per page BW, $.50 per page color
Available research materials are in the archive and reference library. Both are open to the public; all materials are brought to each researcher. It is important to either call or email ahead with requests and make an appointment. If you are unable to visit the museum there is a research fee of $25/hour for a maximum of two hours; additional time will need to be scheduled.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10:00-2:00 p.m.
Yes, photography is permitted for personal use only. See “Archival Research & Reproduction Fees” for image photography related to publication.
Both are in the museum. Please be aware that they are on the lower level and are not handicapped accessible.
The archivist can conduct a general search; please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please reach out to the archivist to determine what is in the collection relative to your topic and research fees. email@example.com