What we can do
We are aware of the impediments to travel to Lexington, of the ever increasing costs of travel generally, and of the changing research landscape with ever rising expectations that materials be made available online. Since its inception, the Powell Archives has responded to reasonable photocopying requests made by mail or phone, and later via email. More recently, the archives has begun responding to distance requests by scanning the requested material, and making it available online to all researchers. This is particularly true of Justice Powell's Supreme Court case files.
What we cannot do
We cannot do research for distant users. That is, we will find specifically identified materials and reproduce them, but we cannot search through collections and select what we speculate would be of interest to a researcher. We also reserve the right to not take on copying projects so large as to inhibit prompt service to other researchers. We, of course, abide by copyright laws, and do not reproduce restricted materials.