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The American Folk Art Museum Reading Room is located at AFAM’s Administrative Offices, Archives, and Collections Center in Long Island City, Queens. Reading Room hours are Tuesday and Thursday, 11am-4pm, by appointment only. Please find directions here

To request an appointment for the Library or Archives, please contact or respectively, at least two weeks ahead of your desired appointment time. Users are asked to review the archival finding aids and the library catalog pertinent to their research, and to request a specific collection or specific material within a collection when making their research appointment.

COVID-19 Protocols: Masks are highly encouraged, but optional. Researchers may request that archives staff wear a mask when in close proximity to them. 

If requesting to view or receive copies of Archives, please read the Archives Access Policy before requesting an appointment.

Upon approval, digital cameras may be used to create reference copies of material. If approved, the archivist will provide a proper citation that must appear in the image with the material being photographed.

Low- and high-resolution digital reference copies may be ordered and are subject to certain limitations (size, format, and physical condition of originals). There is no self-service photocopying, but photocopy services are available. Costs depend on the format of the originals and include additional service and delivery fees. There is a limit of twenty copies per visit.

For information about reproductions with the intent to publish, please see Rights and Reproductions.

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Untitled (Trains)
Martín Ramírez (1895–1963)