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The Archives

The Archives

The Greenlee County Historical Society's Museum holds archival and photographic collections related to the development of Greenlee County's unique history.  The collection covers a variety of local history through several mediums.  Collections includes materials related to the following topics:

  • Mining

  • Greenlee's pioneers and families

  • Greenlee communities - Clifton, Duncan, Morenci and surrounding areas.

  • Greenlee's public schools

  • Our historic Photograph Collection   

To request research in person it's best to schedule an appointment to come to the museum to use the archives. 

If you are unable to visit the museum general research requests can be expedited by filling out the forms provided below and emailed to or you can mail request to: 


GCHS Museum Archivist

P.O. Box 787

Clifton, AZ 85533

The Collections staff will be in contact with you once the email is received. Please allow us 1-2 weeks to fulfill you request. In order to best serve our researchers, we do charge an initial fee for completing our research request forms. This $10.00 fee is payable by invoice, cash or check and will need to be paid when a form is returned to the museum. In addition to fees requested below.


Research and Genealogy requests for patrons seeking information a particular person, topic, or event. Research fees must be paid in advance; fees are nonnegotiable and nonrefundable. Once the request and fee have been received, staff will search for the requested item and make copies of the information found.

Arizona resident research fee: $25.00

Out-of-state resident research fee: $35.00

The fee includes as much information found up to 20 pages.

Personal Image Request form


Photograph Reproduction for Publishing

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Permission to Publish Request form

If you are looking to donate items 


A research fee ($15.00 per hour) will be invoiced upon request.  Research fee helps 

NOTICE WARNING CONCERNING COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS: The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

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