Jefferson County's history is a patchwork of stories from individual lives. Personal letters, diaries, family trees, scrapbooks, oral histories and photographs all tell first-hand stories of lives we can only imagine. Maps, ledgers, business correspondence, directories, newspapers, and event programs reveal threads within and throughout the community. This research facility provides a safe home and easy access to the materials that literally document Jefferson County’s heritage.
The Research Center is a reference only facility; no materials leave the building. The Archivist and volunteers provide assistance. We invite you to undertake your own assisted research or we will be happy to do it for you (see fees below). Prepayment is required on all orders.
Commercial Use Fees apply to photographs and documents to be published in any book, magazine, calendar, non-print media, etc., or are to be used in commercial displays or advertising
(JCHS and JCGS members pay half price.)
Copy machine - .20 per page
Microfilm reader/printer copies - $2 per page
Laser printer photograph copies - $1 per page
$20.00 per hour, due prior to first hour of research.
Additional time can be added as needed.
Digital file of Photograph - $20.00
High resolution file mailed on a CD or sent via email
Digital file of Document - $20.00
Copy of document - $7.50
Copy of photograph - $7.50
(Low resolution on copy paper from laser printer)
Oral History Transcript - .25 per page
Oral History Audio File - $20 disc