SDHC Research Services
The Research Archives provides access to the photograph collection and our special collections, the region’s largest collection of historical materials, covering hundreds of years of San Diego history. Physical access to the Research Archives is now managed through a fee-based appointment system, with discounts for SDHC Members. Any questions may be emailed to email@example.com. Please note that the SDHC special collections receive many reference and research questions on a daily basis and we strive to respond in a timely manner.
Onsite Research Services:
Individuals, businesses and commercial clients can schedule an onsite appointment with Collections staff. SDHC Archivist offers hands-on personal assistance, minimum 2 hours:
- $75/hr SDHC Member
- $90/hr Non-Member
Remote Research Services:
Individuals, businesses and commercial clients can purchase remote research assistance.
As a courtesy to those interested in our holdings, staff-conducted reference/research service fees for emailed queries are waived for the first 15 minutes. Turnaround time is usually 5-10 working days, but can take up to four weeks.
- $40/hr SDHC Member (with 1 free hour yearly)
- $50/hr Non-Member
Community Research Access Days:
Community members and students have the opportunity to physically access the Research Archives four times per year during one of the scheduled Community Research Access Days.
Please see program details and make a reservation request here:
1649 El Prado, Suite 3
San Diego, CA 92101
The Special Collections and Research Archives located at the lower level of the San Diego History Center, in the Casa de Balboa.