Reproduction and Publication Fees

The Institute Archives will provide photocopies and/or digital images of materials in its collections at the discretion of the archivists.  Our staff will take into consideration the fair use doctrine of copyright law as well as the condition of the original materials.  Please note that:

  • Reproductions are for private use only.
  • Publication (in any format, including print, audio, video, or digital) requires advance written permission and incurs additional fees (see below).
  • For additional information, please contact us.

Reproduction Fees

Photocopies | Archives staff will make paper copies of documents, photographs, finding aids, and other materials from our collections, at the following rates:

  • Published materials, photographs, and documents from manuscript collections or Institute archives: $.25/page
  • Photocopies of originals on 8.5″ x 14″: $.35/page
  • Oversized originals on 11″ x 17″ paper: $.45/page
  • Photocopies for Rensselaer students: $.10/page

Digital Reproductions | In-house digitization fees are listed below.  Pricing for oversized materials must be negotiated with an archivist. Please be aware that digital reproductions are for personal use only.

  • Items under 11″ x 17″: $10.00/ item
  • Items over 11″ x 17″: minimum $10.00/scan (additional fees may apply)

Publication Fees

Commercial Publication | Publication in print, online, or in any medium requires prior approval by archives staff, including completion of a Permission to Publish form.

  • Minimum $30.00/item
  • Additional fees may be incurred depending on type of request and permissions sought
  • “All uses” $200.00/item
    • i.e. exhibition, promotional, book, article, thesis/dissertation, worldwide, multi-media, broadcast/film, etc.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Staff | Publication fees are waived for RPI staff members who wish to use Archives materials in the course of their work for the Institute.