How to Make a Research Request

The Archivist and Records Manager is available by phone or email during regular AANA business hours, Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm. While we do accept appointments for research visits to the Archives, we recognize that this is inconvenient for many of our members nationwide. We encourage requests by email or phone instead.

The best way to expedite your request is to give the Archivist as much information as possible about your topic and your background. You may not be the only person with a particular type of inquiry.

Please be sure to include the following in every email or phone request:
            - full name
            - school and/or hospital
            - AANA member ID
            - brief description of your project

Sometimes it can be difficult to fully explain a request in writing. Don’t worry! Feel free to make your initial request by calling the Archivist. Once you both have a better understanding of the scope of the project and the resources available from the Archives, expect a follow-up email to confirm the details. This follow-up will give you a timeline for when you can expect a response.

Please be aware that handling requests does take some time. Reach out early to be sure the Archivist can give your inquiry the attention it deserves before your project is due. When you do get a response, don’t forget to send a quick reply to confirm that you received any information or attachments. This is also a good time to address any additional questions or requests.

We’re not only here to collect and preserve the history of AANA, but to make it available to researchers like you. We are happy to answer your questions.

To make your request, send an email with the required information to or call the Archivist at (847) 655-1106.​


 Contact the Archives


Archivist and Records Manager
Phone: (847) 655-1106

Email or call with your request!