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Does the Museum of the Confederacy have an archive?
Yes. To see more information about us, click here.
Are the archives open to the public?
Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Archive is open by appointment, Monday-Friday. Appointments are available from 10-4:30. To schedule an appointment please email us.
Is there a fee?
There is a $10.00 research fee for non-members, a $5.00 research fee for students, and complimentary resarch appointments for members.
Where do I park for my research appointment?
Parking is available at VCU health system deck located next to the museum. Please bring your ticket with you for validation.
What do you have in the Archives?
The Archives maintains more than 15,000 books and pamphlets, 1,000 prints and sketches, and more than 200 shelf feet of manuscripts. Its valuable collection of documents, papers and books provides researchers information on the Confederate Army, Navy, and government, and postwar Confederate memorial organizations.
Can you check out books?
No. All books must remain in the Archives.
Does the Archives have Confederate service and pension records to help me find an ancestor?
The Archives staff has access to service records. Each state Archives have copies of pension records.
What do I need to bring with me for research?
You can bring a laptop computer, pencils and pad.
Can I use pen?
No. They can damage documents.
Can I make photocopies?
Yes, most materials can be photocopied. The fee is $.25 per page.
Can I bring a personal scanner or camera?
Yes, but it can only be used if documents are too fragile or large for the copier.
Are food and drink allowed in the archives?
No. Food and drink are not allowed anywhere in the Museum.