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Special Collections and Archives: Fees for Research & Reproductions

Research Fees

Archivists and other archives staff can conduct basic research for distance patrons. A research fee of $10.00 per half hour will be charged for research conducted by archives staff, including a minimum fee of $10.00 for the first half hour. This fee is for staff time, and is due regardless of whether or not the desired information is located. Each half-hour fee includes up to ten (10) standard-sized photocopies or scans at 300dpi. Additional photocopies or scans require additional charges.

Patrons may also visit the archives to conduct their own research at no charge. Please contact the archivist to schedule an appointment.

Photocopies and Scans

Photocopies: $0.25 / page

Scans of photographs and documents (standard sizes): $1.00 / scan at 300dpi

These prices apply to scans and photocopies of images and documents 11 x 17 inches or smaller. Scans of larger, non-standard sized materials are available upon request. Oversized scans require an extra charge of $20.00 per item.

Scans of blueprints and other engineering drawings: $2.50 per square foot + $10.00 handling fee

We prefer to deliver scans via email. Materials scanned to a CD will include an additional cost of $5.00 per CD, as well as any applicable shipping charges.

Blueprints that have already been digitized are subject to a $10 retrieval fee per sheet.

All fees are based on current costs and are subject to change without notice. 

Additional Charges

Postage and handling: $5.00 for packages sent by mail

Sales tax: Orders from Wisconsin addresses are subject to sales tax

Copyright Restrictions

Some material may not be available for copying due to restrictions. All responsibility for copyright issues regarding reproducing and using reproductions must be assumed by the user. For any public use (including on a website, on a CD, in a video, in a PowerPoint presentation, etc.) or any public exhibit (including in a museum, business, office, etc.), a Permission Request Form must be submitted prior to use. We will then issue a Letter of Permission.

Payment Options

The Archives accepts cash, check, and money orders. All checks should be made out to Jim Dan Hill Library.

We are unable to accept credit or debit cards.

UW-Superior Students, Faculty, and Staff

Fees may be waived for UW-Superior students, faculty, and staff using archival materials for educational purposes. Contact the archivist for more information.