Research Facility

Research projects, storage of historic books, magazines, newspapers, and valuable documents keep the facility active and interesting. Currently, a map encapsulation project is schedule to begin before the end of 2017, which will insure the long-term preservation of all our historic maps of the region. And our Photo department adds to the online Archives weekly.

Volunteers are essential to the longevity of the Museum and the preservation of its contents. A big salute and "high five" to our Volunteers!

The Research Facility of the Mohave Museum of History and Arts offers our visitors a great deal, if you are serious about your research of the southwest. It combines a reference library, photo repository, and “treasure chests” full of documents.


Located inside the Mohave Museum--Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Ever-expanding, the facility’s 3,000 square feet of space was opened to the public in March 2004. This extensive annex is accessed through the Museum entrance. During facility hours, a Librarian is on hand to answer questions and assist researchers.


While our focus at the facility is on Mohave County and Kingman, Arizona, the collection also includes a broad selection of historic information about people and places of the southwestern region of the U.S. and the State of Arizona. Valuable historic documents are preserved and protected, including items related to mines, real properties, and cities that once were but are no more.


We have magazines and newspapers—many digitized—from 1882 to the present day. Our photo collection, available for viewing on this website at "Search Archives", contains more than 15,000 images which we continue to add with the help of skilled volunteers. Photos can be ordered by Image ID Number. Our reference map collection is one of the finest historic records available for the region. It contains a wide selection of information about historic (and current) mining activity in Mohave County as well as county maps and ancient maps of the Territory of Arizona.