Photocopying and Reproductions
Can I photocopy original documents?
Staff and volunteers will do all photocopying for you. Due to fragility and/or size, some materials may not be photocopied. This is at the discretion of the archivist. Complete works cannot be photocopied.
To ensure that your photocopying will be completed before the Archives closes, the staff should have your order 30 minutes before closing time. If we cannot get all copies finished by closing, they will be done at the next available time, and mailed if necessary.
Note: Copyright issues are the responsibility of the researcher.
Do you allow photographs from your collection to be reproduced?
We have a wonderful collection of historic photographs, estimated to number about 25,000 images. If a photograph is not in danger of being damaged by the process, we can have photos copied for you. Photos can be photocopied or we can have copy prints made for you. Check with staff for the current rate schedule. This is done as time permits and can take several weeks. We will mail the photo(s) anywhere in the world.
Electronic scanning of photos is allowed only in very rare circumstances and must be discussed with the Archivist.
Clients are not permitted to photograph our photos with their own cameras.
Can I reprint or publish photos received from you?
Our photos are made available to you for research and personal reasons only, and are not to be reprinted. We will do that for you. This is one of the few ways in which we can generate necessary revenues in order to keep our doors open to the public.
If you wish to use our photo(s) in a publication, we ask that you contact us, as approval must be given in writing. There is a fee schedule available for this procedure.