The Library & Archives can provide reproductions of certain materials within its collection for research use. The Library & Archives reserves the right to deny requests to reproduce fragile material, entire published works or items with access restrictions. Reproduction orders are limited to 500 items.
Please click here to submit a reproduction request.
Requests are fulfilled in the order in which they were received. Please allow 2-3 weeks for the completion of reproduction requests.
The rates for reproduction are as follows:
- Photocopies (black and white) = $.25 per page
- Photocopies (color) = $.50 per page.
- Shipping/handling costs = $5.00
- Digital Images = $20.00
- Scans of material larger than 11×17 can be made on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the Library & Archives for availability and pricing.
- Sound recordings = $15.00 per item
- Digitized film/video = $20 per item
- Undigitized film/video = contact the Library & Archives for availability and pricing.
Permission to Publish
The Library & Archives may charge a permission fee of $60 per item ($30 for non-profit customers) for the publication of images from its archival collection.
The Library & Archives does not own the copyright to all of the materials within its collection. In some instances you must secure permission to publish from persons, corporations or other legal entities that claim such rights. All responsibility for questions of copyright is assumed by the applicant. The Library & Archives cannot assist in efforts to research potential third-party rights holders.
The copyright law of the U.S. (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified by the law, libraries and archives are authorized to make a photocopy or reproduction. One of the specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than to provide study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
The History Center reserves the right to refuse to accept any reproduction order, if in its judgement, fulfillment of an order would involve violation of the aforementioned copyright law.
Public Domain and Fair Use
The Library & Archives welcomes the use of materials in its collections that are in the public domain. Cornell University has published a chart which may be helpful in determining the length of copyright terms in the United States.
United States copyright law contains allows for the fair use of copyrighted material in certain situations. Please see the website of the U.S. Copyright office for more information on fair use.