Hours and Locations

Please Note:

The DC microfilm AND manuscript reading rooms will be closed December 26, 2016– January 2, 2017.

Washington, D.C. Research Center and Offices

Visit our D.C. headquarters to view microfilm or make an appointment to access original papers or media. A minimum one week advanced notice for appointments is strongly advised. For more information see Frequently Asked Questions.

Research Questions:
Email us through the Ask Us form or 202-633-7950
General phone:
Microfilm Reference Room
9:00 am - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Manuscript Reading Room
9:30 am -12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday, by appointment only
Street Address:
750 9th Street, NW
Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, DC 20001 (View Map)
Mailing Address:
(for US Postal Service)
Archives of American Art,
Smithsonian Institution
P.O. Box 37012
Victor Building, Suite 2200, MRC 937
Washington, DC 20013-7012
(for FedEx/UPS deliveries)
Archives of American Art,
Smithsonian Institution
750 9th Street, NW, Suite 2200
Washington, DC 20001

New York, N.Y. Research Center

Visit our N.Y. Research Center to use the microfilm reference room. Appointments are not necessary, but it is recommended that you contact the New York office staff in advance of your visit.

Microfilm Reference Room
9:00 am -5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Street Address:
300 Park Avenue South, Suite 300
New York, NY 10010 (View Map)

Washington, D.C. Gallery

See our current exhibition in the Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, inside the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture at 8th and F Streets, NW. Open daily 11:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Admission is free.

Affiliated Research Centers

Copies of the Archives’ unrestricted microfilm may be viewed at: