Remote Research

Scheduling remote research

Research by phone and email is available to paying members of the Historical Society, student members, Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) congregations researching their own history and ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The amount of research time available is determined by membership level. See "Research Time" below.

Begin your research by submitting a Remote Research Request, below. We process these requests in the order they are received but try to accommodate deadlines whenever possible.

Submit a Remote Research Request

Borrowing Privileges

Members may borrow any book of which the Society has multiple copies. The member will be billed for postage and handling and will pay return postage. Non-members may borrow a second copy of a book through the Interlibrary Loan department at their local library for a charge of $5.00 per book (plus postage & handling) which must be paid in advance to DisciplesHistory. The loan period is 1 month, with one renewal permitted.


Researchers should bear in mind the restrictions on photocopying and publication imposed by the Copyright Act of 2003. It is the researcher’s responsibility to determine the copyright status and obtain the necessary permission before publication of material from the Society’s collections. (Please see Copyright Information.)

Research Time

Additional Research Fees

Please familiarize yourself with all policies and fees.