Services We Offer

The Garland County Historical Society

  • provides research help
  • provides copies of paper and photographic materials
  • stores and preserves items donated by the public
  • presents programs at civic group meetings and schools

Research

  • Assisting visitors at the GCHS archives at 328 Quapaw in their personal research: NO FEE
  • Answering e-mail or telephone questions that have a “ready reference” answer (one that we know the answer to or can find the answer to very quickly): NO FEE
  • Providing extensive research of our materials in response to a telephone, e-mail, or letter request: FEE (see GCHS Fees page)
  • Researching materials in other buildings (like the Garland County Court House or Garland County Library): FEE (see GCHS Fees page)

Copying of paper and photographic materials

  • Copying paper documents: FEE (see GCHS Fees page)
  • Reproducing photographs or other graphics:

Copies of materials stored by GCHS are provided for personal and/or educational use. Rights to publish are not included. The client is responsible for checking and abiding by any copyright restrictions.

The society may refuse to copy some materials because of accession restrictions, condition of material, or other known restrictions.

Photography of any type is not permitted in the GCHS archives except by special permission from the Executive Director.

Use of personal flash drives and other personal devices in GCHS computers is not permitted.

Receiving, storing, and preserving materials

Many people have items that show the life of our area at various times. Postcards, menus, photographs, campaign buttons, yearbooks, church and school items, souvenirs, and so much more make up the historical record. If you would like your items to be safely preserved, consider donating them to us. If you have photographs of the area but do not wish to donate them, please let us scan them.

Bring materials to the archives at 328 Quapaw between 8 and 12, Monday through Friday, or call 321-2159 to arrange an afternoon delivery. If you need for us to pick up items at your house or business, please call us.

Materials will be cataloged and added to our databases. Materials will be preserved using archival materials and methods.

Giving programs

We will visit your group or classroom and present a program (complete with pictures) about local history. Contact us to arrange a program date. Please give at least two weeks’ advance notice, more if you would like a program on a very specific topic.