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The DuPage County Historical Museum is dedicated to preserving history for future generations. Museum staff can assist guests with research on a limited time basis. All requests must be submitted in writing on the Research Request Form. DCHM Staff recommends that guests call ahead to make an appointment.

Prices are as follows:
DuPage County Residents:
First 30 minutes free, each additional research hour is $25 (no-prorating)

Non-County Residents: $25 per hour (no-prorating)

While providing research materials to patrons and visitors is one of the museum's main goals, photocopying can be extremely damaging. DCHM reserves the right to refuse requests based on the condition of the materials requested. Copies will not be offered of materials dated earlier than 1900. Digital copies of archive, research library or other collection materials are not available.

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Photo Reproductions
The DuPage County Historical Museum has an extensive collection of photographs, plate maps, archives and records. To view a seasonal sampling of images the DuPage County Historical Museum holds in its archives, click here.

Black and White Copies
Copies of books and materials in the research library are $.10 per standard size sheet.

If staff is available and simple copy requests are received before 12:30 on a regular business day they can be picked up at 3pm the same day. If requests are made after 12:30 copies can be picked up the following day after 12:30. Photocopies from special collections or archives may take longer to complete.

Reproduction of Photographs in the Archive are Priced as Follows:
Please contact staff for more information. Price is based on size, quantity and usage.

Map Reproductions
The museum currently has reproductions of the 1862 DuPage County Map for sale in the museum shop. If patrons are interested in large scale or exact replicas of archive maps, an outside source will need to be contacted and only then will cost be determined based on size and complexity of the map.

Requests for photographs or map reproductions can take up to three weeks to process. Please submit your request form and the museum will contact you when the request has been completed.

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