Research Requests

Patrons are encouraged to visit the collection in person. For out-of-towners who are unable to visit Galveston, History Center Archivists will provide limited reference service for a fee.

Charges include:

  • Research up to 30 minutes is free of charge. If your request will take longer than 30 minutes, History Center staff will contact you before proceeding any further.
  • For Galveston County residents and non-profits, research beyond 30 minutes is charged at $40 per hour. For non-residents and commercial use, research beyond 30 minutes is charged at $60 per hour.
  • Additional reproduction fees may apply. Please see the Reproduction Policy and Price List for details.

Email your research request to [email protected] or call 409-763-8854 ext. 126.

Email requests are strongly encouraged. However, you may mail a reference question along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and a check payable to the Rosenberg Library to:

Galveston & Texas History Center
Rosenberg Library
2310 Sealy Avenue
Galveston, TX 77550