Formats and Prices

The following table contains fees for basic reproduction services offered by Manuscripts and Archives. We regret that we cannot offer rush service. Requests for services not covered below should be directed in writing to mssa.assist@yale.eduPlease note that Manuscripts and Archives accepts only credit card payment (Visa or Mastercard) or Yale COAs for reproduction orders. We will no longer accept cash or checks.
We may require a deposit before processing larger orders
PDF Scanning
The most basic form of reproduction offered.
PDF Scan Full color scan. $0.40 per page
  • Note: Manuscripts and Archives will no longer be offering per-page reference scanning service beginning January 2020. We will only accept copy orders for reference-quality PDFs of entire folders of collection material (see below).
PDF Scan Full color scan. $25.00* per folder
PDF Scan Previously scanned folder (pre-existing PDF scanned as above). $5.00 per file
High Resolution Digital Capture
Suitable for publication or fine printing.
High Resolution TIFF, Generation Full color, lossless capture. Minimum 400 PPI. $15.00 per capture
MADID (until 2 January 2020), or the Manuscripts and Archives Digital Library on FindIt: High Resolution TIFF, Previously Captured Previously existing high resolution scan, as above. Minimum resolution is 400 PPI. $5.00† per file
Oversize Digital Photography

For originals sized 18"x24" to 44"x58". 400 PPI at 100% of the original size of the item. 

$7.00 per capture
Special Service Capture

For high-res capture at resolutions at 1200 PPI, vendor services external to Yale, etc.

Our ability to complete special service captures requires staff assessment. We reserve the right to refuse requests that overextend our staffing or technological capabilities.

Beginning at $25.00 per capture
Audiovisual Reproductions
AV Materials are digitized by external vendors under the auspices of YUL Preservation and technology/public services staff at MSSA.
Analog to Digital Duplication Digitization, QC of content, ingest into digital repository, production of repository access copy and personal copy for the researcher. Price varies, typically between $50.00-$150.00 per item
Previously Digitized AV For content already digitized according to preservation protocol. $15.00 per file, delivery mechanism TBD by repository

MSSA will ship only USB drives; we do not produce nor ship prints of scans. 

Electronic Delivery Transmission of PDFs, TIFFs, and other electronic file types (depending on size). No Charge, service TBD by repository
Shipping Shipping to physical street addresses (not PO boxes). Starting at $28.00 per USB drive (which includes the cost of the drive itself); service TBD by repository
* $25.00 minimum; price is subject to increase depending on staff assessment of folder contents.
† The first 10 files ordered by individuals with an active Yale NetID are gratis.
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Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 9:56am