Photocopy & Research Services

The Filson Library provides both photocopy and research services to patrons unable to visit in person.


Photocopy Requests

Submit a photocopy request for copies of an identified source that is part of our library collection. Identify the source by searching our online catalogue  at http://filsonhistorical.org/finding-aids-research-tools/online-catalogue/ or other finding aids at http://filsonhistorical.org/library/vertical-files/.

Photocopy Request Form


Research Requests

The Filson library also provides research services for patrons unable to conduct their own research on site.  Research is geared towards information available in library resources: books, pamphlets, maps, and other printed materials.

Our fee is $35 per hour of research with a two-hour maximum. Research requests must be prepaid and are nonrefundable. If photocopies are appropriate, we will contact you for approval or additional payment. Photocopies are $0.25 per page for standard size, $0.50 per page for oversized (11”x17”), plus shipping.  We will contact you with a price quote for your specific research/copy request.

Submit one of the two forms below depending on your area of interest. 


General History

Staff will research a specified topic by consulting sources available at the Filson Historical Society library.  Submit this form with your prepaid fee and details about your subject of interest.

General History Research Form

Genealogical/Biographical

Staff will research a specified individual by consulting sources available at the Filson Historical Society library.  Submit this form with your prepaid fee if you would like us to search our collections for information on an ancestor or an individual.

Genealogy Research Form


Submit Forms

By Post:
Filson Historical Society
Attention: Library Research Services
1310 South Third Street
Louisville, KY 40208

or Email:
research@filsonhistorical.org