Services

Document Reproduction Policy

Photocopying

The Butler Center will photocopy unrestricted manuscript materials in accordance with the following terms and conditions:

  • Researchers will complete and sign a "Photocopy Request Form" for each collection containing materials that are to be reproduced.
  • Items selected for duplication must be properly identified.
  • Reproduction of materials will be governed by any and all of the duplication restrictions that govern the research use of a specific collection.
  • Reproductions will be used only for personal reference and research purposes.
  • Images will not be published or broadcast in any media, exhibited, or displayed online without the express written permission of the Butler Center.
  • Images will not be added to the holdings of another library or archival repository.
  • The Butler Center will not duplicate entire collections or material that is on microfilm.
  • Photographs and maps will not be photocopied.
  • Orders will be handled in the order in which they were received, with the exception of large orders (250+ pages), which will be worked on steadily as time and smaller orders allow.
  • Butler Center staff will make the final determination whether an item can be photocopied based upon condition, size, and donor agreements.
  • The Butler Center reserves the right to refuse or to limit a duplication request.

The Butler Center can offer photographic reproductions of many of the materials in its collection. These reproductions will be made provided:

  • They do not violate Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law that governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted materials.
  • Donor agreements do not restrict photographic reproduction.
  • The prints will be used only for personal reference and research purposes.
  • Images will not be published or broadcast in any media, exhibited, or displayed online without the express written permission of the Butler Center.
  • Images will not be added to the holdings of another library or archival repository.
  • These reproductions can be produced without damage or risk of damage to the original materials.
PHOTOGRAPH DUPLICATION FEE SCHEDULE
  • 5x7: $12.00
  • 8x10: $18.00
  • 11x14: $30.00
  • 16x20: $37.00
  • 20x30: $45.00

The turnaround time on reproduction orders is generally 2-3 weeks.  A rush service (within 5 days) is available for a 100% surcharge. There is a $2.00 shipping charge if the order is mailed out.

The Butler Center can offer digital reproductions of many of the materials in its collection. These reproductions will be made provided:

  • They do not violate Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law that governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted materials.
  • Donor agreements do not restrict digital reproduction.
  • The digital images will be used only for personal reference and research purposes.
  • Images will not be published or broadcast in any media, exhibited, or displayed online without the express written permission of the Butler Center.
  • Images will not be added to the holdings of another library or archival repository.
  • These reproductions can be produced without damage or risk of damage to the original materials.
DIGITAL DUPLICATION FEE SCHEDULE
  • High resolution photo scanning (over 300 dpi) as a JPEG or TIFF and emailed: $10.00
  • Audiocassette converted, or CD copied to CD: $10.00
  • VHS converted, or DVD copied to DVD: $20.00
  • Discs for images and extra copies of CDs and DVDs: $2.00/disc

The turnaround time on digital reproduction orders is generally 2 weeks. A rush service (within 5 days) is available for a 100% surcharge. There is a $2.00 shipping charge if the order is mailed out.

Hand-held personal digital cameras may be used in the Research Room only with the permission of our reference staff. Permission must be obtained in advance. The items that you wish to photograph will be examined by the desk attendant and evaluated for physical condition, copyright issues, and donor restrictions. Use of a flash or other lighting is prohibited. The use of tripods or camera supports will not generally be permitted. Flatbed or hand-held scanners are not permitted.

Images of materials that are made in our Research Room must not be used for publication or use on a website without permission of the Butler Center. For information on using Butler Center materials in publications or on websites, please see our Use and Reproduction Policy.