For those of us who do any sort of research, the National Archives and Records Administration is an invaluable aid. As the official Archives of the United States of America, if your research involves anything Government-related, you pretty much have to go through NARA.
Unfortunately, it's looking as though someone at NARA has discovered that there may be money to be made in the archives business.
Now, I don't mind paying a reasonable amount to cover the paper cost and the cost of having an intern hit the 'Copy' button, but as an example, NARA is about to jump the cost of getting a copy of a Civil War pension application from $37 to $125 -- other copies to be priced similarly.
Normally, I'd say that that's all well and good, the free market will tend to the messy details -- how-some-ever we are dealing with the Federal Government here and free market checks-and-balances won't apply.
There was a site for filing comments on the proposed rate change, however the 'Comments' section appears to have been disabled.
Shocked, shocked I am.
We might as well make our Congresscritters earn their monthly paycheck, so you might consider contacting them here and suggesting that some heavy leaning on NARA might not be amiss.