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Research Resources

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Researchers in the photography study center
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Researchers in the library looking at historic books
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Researchers in the photography study center

The George Eastman Museum offers researchers, students, and scholars the opportunity to study primary source materials from our unparalleled collections, as well as secondary sources related to the history, technology, art, and practice of photography and moving images.

To schedule a visit to one of our collection archives or study centers or the Richard and Ronay Menschel Library, click the Research Appointments link below. Please note: The Department of Photography is currently closed to individual researchers and class visits so that our staff may focus on a full inventory of our photography collection. We will reevaluate this closure at the end of 2022.

Research Appointments

The library collection is searchable through the University of Rochester's Voyager catalog.

Browse the Library

The museum offers online access to finding aids for primary resources housed in its collections. A small selection of finding aids is currently available, and more will be added to the website on an ongoing basis.

Finding Aids

Explore our Collections Online, with searchable information on more than 250,000 objects in our photography, technology, and George Eastman Legacy collections. We are currently in the process of making our cinema collection accessible online. New objects will be added on an ongoing basis.

Browse the Collection

The Technicolor Online Research Archive includes more than 40,000 documents ranging in date from 1914 to 1955—notes, journals, correspondence, film tests, technical drawings, and more—from the museum’s Technicolor collections.

Browse the Archive

Other resources and research assistance may be available. Please contact us for more information.

Research Appointment & Study Center FAQ