Researching at the Museum

Excluding entrance fees to the museum (AMA members and Museum Patrons do not pay entry fees), researching in person at the museum is free. Our library is open to researchers during our regular museum business hours. For researching in the museum's collection or archives, please call ahead at least 24 hours in advance for weekday research - and at least a week in advance for a weekend day - so we can check if staff will be available. For Collections research, call Maria at (765) 287-1256 ext. 508; for Archives research, call Jackie at (765) 287-1256 ext. 511.

Current Research Fees

Article Copies from Library, Collections and Archives (Processing fee per article)

Museum Patrons: $3.00 each copy 
AMA Members: $4.00 each copy 
Non-Members: $5.00 each copy

*Note: Starting January 1, 2014, article reprint fees became flat fees per article copy. There are no discounts for additional copies in each order.

Research by AMA Staff

Museum Patrons: $25.00 per hour
AMA Members: $30.00 per hour
Non- Members: $35.00 per hour

Research by You 

Museum Patrons: No charge
AMA Members: No charge
Non-Member, age 7-17: $2.50 per day (includes admittance to museum)
Non-Member, age 17 and u5: $4 per day (includes admittance to museum)

Research in Collections and Archives requires at least 24-hour notice prior to arrival. Please contact the Museum Collections Manager and/or Archivist. You may research in the library without notice during the museum's open hours. Some magazines, newsletters, and books are restricted due to fragility or age. These are accessible through request Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm when staff is available. To verify whether or not the magazine, newsletter, or book you are looking for is restricted, please contact museum staff. You do not need to make an appointment for this research, but calling ahead will save you time and give staff time to prepare materials for you.

Self-Service Photocopies

Black-and-white copies only, restricted to items not in fragile or sensitive condition.
Black-and-White: $0.15 each

Staff-Made Photocopies

Includes public domain and AMA copyright-held photographs only. These photocopies are not for publication.
Black-and-White: $.25 each
Color: $.50 each

Photographs/Scanned Images

Use fees available upon request, dependent on usage. Includes public domain and AMA copyright-held photographs only. May be used in publications only with permission by Museum staff.
Example pricing for images used for research only, not used in publication, and for research only:
Scanned images/digital photographs, emailed: $5 each
Scanned images/digital photographs, mailed on CD: $5 each, plus $10 CD fee

Note: Images from the Archive collections are only available as digital copies - no print copies available at this time. Photographs of objects in the object collections are available as digital copy, or printed on an 8" x 11.5" paper.

Video Copies (AMA copyright-held and public-domain videos copied only)

VHS to VHS: $25 each
VHS to DVD: $25 each
DVD to DVD: $25 each

*No refunds or returns made for video requests. We cannot control the quality or content of videos on either DVD or VHS.

Payment may be made by cash, check, debit card or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover) and money order. Checks may be made out to the National Model Aviation Museum. Items will be sent after payment is made. 

Contact Information (remove spaces in the email address before sending)

Museum Collections Manager Maria VanVreede, 765-287-1256, ext. 508

Archivist Jackie Shalberg, 765-287-1256, ext. 511