You can use the materials in the Archives, but you won’t always be able to find things by yourself. But don’t worry—we are here to assist you. It’s our job to help you find what you are looking for, but we do not do your research for you!

Search the Archives’ database for records and information.


We have recently updated the default user interface of our database to a mobile-friendly version. If you wish to access the old user interface, click the “search the archives” button and then select the “desktop interface” button on the top right-hand corner of your screen.


How to register as a researcher.

Finding Historical Materials

How to find what you are looking for in the Archives.

Using the Database

How to use the Archives' online database to search for and request material you would like to see.

Requesting Historical Materials: The Basics

How to request historical materials from the Archives.

Copying Archival Materials

Making copies of archival documents.

Using the Research Hall

Help us preserve the City's archival records by following these simple rules.

Saturdays at the Archives

Tips for Saturday visits.

Research By Topic

Discover resources on some of the most popular research topics.