Access to Collections
To use the Chaco Collection for one time research, researchers must complete and sign the following forms: Researcher Registration Form, and Access Guidelines. For longer-term research, a detailed proposal will also be required. For more information, review the Guidelines for Research Proposal Preparation.
If you are interested in obtaining electronic or physical copies of images in the Chaco Collection, please review the photo services information.
Research and photo requests may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to:
NPS Chaco Museum Collection
Tours of the Collection
Tours of the repository can be arranged, subject to staff availability, by contacting the curator (505-346-2871 x 201 or e-mail us).
Did You Know?
Richard Wetherill came to Chaco Canyon in 1896 and worked with the American Museum of Natural History. He operated a ranch and trading post there until his death in 1910. To keep warm during the frigid Chaco winters, Richard burned low-grade coal from a mine he constructed.