Essential Information for Researchers

It is our hope to make your visit to the USGA Museum’s Research Center a rewarding and enjoyable experience. Researchers are encouraged to read carefully the policies and procedures we have put in place to facilitate access to the collections, while carefully safeguarding these treasures for future generations.

General Information

When you arrive at the Museum, please proceed to the Reception Desk. The Museum’s receptionist will direct you to the Research Center, which is located in the Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History. Please adhere to the following rules:

  • Research materials are rare and unique. In order to protect and maintain our collections, we ask that you check your coat and bags in the lockers provided in the Coat Room on the first floor.
  • Researchers may bring in paper, pencils, and laptops. Researchers are also invited to bring a thumb drive to help facilitate their visit. Cameras, scanners, and other recording devices are prohibited.
  • The Research Center’s collections are non-circulating. Under no circumstance will researchers be permitted to remove items from the facility.
  • Upon entering the Research Center, you will be asked to fill out a Researcher Registration Form.

Hours and Appointments

The Research Center is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Research Center is closed on weekends.

Appointments are encouraged so that staff may gather appropriate material prior to your visit. Walk-ins are welcomed.

Schedule an Appointment

To schedule an appointment to use the Research Center, please contact the collections division you wish to consult.

Nancy Stulack, Librarian at 908-234-2300, ext. 1107 or

Photography Collection:
Nicole Ciaramella, Photo Editing Coordinator, Photographic Archives, at 908-234-2300, ext. 1294 or

Museum Collection:
Robert Alvarez, Museum Collections Manager, at 908-234-2300, ext. 1475 or

Film and Video Collection:
Shannon Doody, Film and Video Archivist, at 908-234-2300, ext. 1009 or

The library contains more than 22,000 volumes, as well as extensive collections of audio recordings, sheet music, oral histories, personal papers, scrapbooks, and periodicals.

The Research Center collection includes more than 500 different periodicals, covering the game’s history around the world and in many different languages.