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More than 100 years of institutional records and associated manuscript collections chronicle not only the museum’s history but also the artistic and cultural development of Houston.

The MFAH Archives is located off-site and is open for scholarly research by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact or 713.639.7733.

View guidelines for access to MFAH Archives.

Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and all major holidays

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 6826
Houston, TX 77265-6826



Volunteer at the Archives
The MFAH Archives depends on volunteers to assist in many aspects of its daily operations. Volunteers are needed for filing, data entry, and the processing of ephemera, photographs, and other archival materials. There is a job for every skill level, so if you would like to volunteer, please contact Emily Perkins at 713.639.7733 or Lesleigh Gilmour at 713.639.7507.