RMSC Collections

Discover the collection

At the RMSC, there is more than meets the eye. We can’t display all 1.2 million objects in our collection at one time, but you can still browse objects from our vast collection using our online catalog.


About the Collection

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Library & ARchives

Cultures & History

Natural Sciences

Additional Online Resources for RMSC Collections

For viewable thumbnail images of the Albert R. Stone Negative Collection please visit the Rochester Images website linked below.

This site is currently under construction. Stay tuned for additional resources & information.

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General inquiries

General Collections Inquiry Form

Make a general inquiry and we will connect you with the appropriate staff member to answer your question.


Image Rights & Reproductions

Media Request Form

This form does not grant permission to use RMSC media, but is rather a formal request to reproduce media from the collections of RMSC. Please submit this form to an RMSC representative for approval. After approval has been granted, a Terms of Use Agreement will be drafted to outline the specific contractual agreements of the media use.

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Research Access

Request for Access to Collections and Related Records

In view of our work to move forward efficiently and respectfully with NAGPRA compliance and to align our research protocols with best practices in the field, the RMSC will observe a: 1) Temporary moratorium on new research access to RMSC collections and related documentation that are under NAGPRA review*, unless a) there is no objection from Indian Tribes and Nations whose aboriginal land includes that location or b) the request is in support of cultural resource management investigations as required by applicable state laws, until those collections have been resolved for NAGPRA eligibility through consultation. 2) Moratorium on new publication of images and research access to RMSC collections that are subject to NAGPRA, inclusive of human remains (ancestors), funerary objects, sacred objects, and objects of cultural patrimony, unless there is no objection from known culturally affiliated Tribes and Nations or, in the absence of culturally affiliated Tribes and Nations, the Tribes and Nations whose aboriginal land includes that location. *For the purpose of this policy, “under NAGPRA review” includes any Native American site collections held by RMSC that are known to contain human remains (ancestors) or funerary objects.

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    Library & Archive

    Archive and Library Information Request

    If you have a general question or appointment request for the RMSC Archivist, please fill out this form and we will get back to you at our earliest convenience. Our library is open by appointment.

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    Contact Our Collections Staff

    Kathryn Murano Santos

    Senior Director for Collections and Exhibits

    Elizabeth Pietrzykowski

    Director of Collections

    Chelsea Vasquez


    Debbra Williams-Fernaays

    Collections Manager

    kayden miller

    Collections and Archives Assistant