About manuscript research with Academic & Publisher Research
To strengthen your historical research with letters, diaries and unpublished works, you may engage us to call for and peruse materials in manuscripts and special collections and describe for you the substantive contents of file folders. You can then decide what you need and we can estimate time and cost of additional work, OR, we can reserve the materials for you to study and copy at the library. If we retrieve and copy materials for you, the more we know about your research questions, the better. We will include archival citations for your endnotes. We can also locate published materials you may not find available in your own library. If we can not find published or unpublished materials for you at Washington DC repositories, we can often find them elsewhere.
Our home office in residential Washington, DC is walking distance to the information riches of the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institutions, Archive of American Art, the National Gallery, Washingtoniana room at MLK, and other repositories. We do not assess trip charges to most research facilities within the District of Columbia. For one-day projects, we typically schedule from noon to noon to benefit from overnight services and "changing of the guard." We can usually send copies of items found at the Library of Congress within 48 hours. We do not currently go to the National Archives or the Patent Office. We do certain patent research, however, in old technical magazines.
|Principals, Florice Whyte Kovan MA Urban Studies: Allan S Kovan PhD History, University of California at Berkeley |
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