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Research by Mail

If you are unable to visit our Research Library in person, we are happy to do research for you, for the following fees:

--$43.20 per hour ($40 per hour + $3.20 sales tax) 
--Photocopies, photographic copy prints, and scans can be obtained at an additional cost.

Research requests need to be very specific. Our collections contain nearly 100,000 photographs, over 1000 linear feet of archives, genealogy files for over 2,000 Tompkins County families, and 4,000 books relating to the history of Tompkins County. It is likely that we will have information useful to you.

If you would like us to conduct research for you, please mail a letter to Donna Eschenbrenner, Archivist, detailing your request, with a check for $43.20 payable to The History Center in Tompkins County, 401 East State St., Suite 100, Ithaca, NY 14850. Please specify the amount of time you would like us to devote to your research. Email requests are also honored with the fee payable by credit card.

Please mail or e-mail requests to Donna Eschenbrenner, Archivist.


Donna Eschenbrenner, Archivist
The History Center in Tompkins County
401 East State Street, Suite 100
Ithaca, NY 14850

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