DEA Museum Archive has been steadily growing since the opening of
the Museum in 1999. We continue to expand and add artifacts to the
collection. The archives’ has artifacts relating to the history
of drugs and drug law enforcement. The archive has more than 2000
objects from old patent medicine bottles to more modern drug concealment
containers. The collection includes items large and small. Many
are not currently on public displaybut will be included in future
exhibits. The archive also has 5000 images from the 1800s to the
present. Presently, a library collection database is being built.
currently offer limited research services and picture duplication.
Turn around time expected is 3-4 weeks. An appointment is
required for any type of service.
The DEA Museum Archive welcomes any donations. We are looking
for donations of artifacts that deal with the history of drugs
and drug law enforcement. All donations are tax deductible.
Each artifact that is received is cared for by the highest
museum standards. If you have any questions or are interested
in donating, please call the museum at: 202.307.3463.