In addition to encouraging researchers to use a camera in our reading room to take their own photographs of collection material in lieu of note taking (we have a digital camera available for use if needed), Manuscripts and Archives provides fee-based reproduction services for collection material for personal research use, under the fair use clause of United States copyright law, based on the following considerations:
- Compliance with collection donor and other restrictions.
- Size and format of the original item.
- Condition of the original item.
- Staff resources to manage the reproduction request.
Services include supplying high-resolution files of collection materials that have already been digitized and are available in the Manuscripts and Archives Digital Image Database (MADID).
- Formats and Prices provides information on reproduction formats available and corresponding fees.
- How to Order provides information about the process for requesting reproductions, including the form necessary for submitting a reproduction request.
- See Permission to Publish for information about our limited ability to supply copyright holder permission when needed.
Because of heavy researcher traffic in our reading room, our high-volume reference email service, and limited staffing, we do not offer a RUSH option for reproduction services, so please plan your requests accordingly and contact us well in advance of any deadlines if you have questions about a timeline for a reproduction request you are contemplating. Also, we supply reproductions only electronically, either by Electronic File Transfer (EFT), or by mailing you a CD or DVD.