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From immigrant records to family histories to photographs, there's so much to explore in our Digital Library & Archives. Containing nearly 700,000 documents, the archives are fully searchable and enable you to research from anywhere with internet access. 

Aside from a few open access collections (see below for further details), researchers must request access to our digital collections. There is no cost to do so.

To gain access to the Digital Library & Archives, create a free guest account by filling out this form and selecting the box at the bottom that reads "I want JHC DLA access, please". You can also join our mailing list using this form. Then return to the digital collections website and login with your newly created account credentials.

For more instructions on how to navigate our Digital Library & Archives, click here.

The following collections are open access and do not require a free guest user account:

For questions about the Digital Library & Archives, please email us at More information on our Digital Library & Archives, including tips for usage, and copyright, take down and citation policies, can be found here.