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Copies and Reproductions

Staff digitizing filmOn-site and remote users may request PDF scans or other digital reproductions of our materials according to the fee structure below. To place a request for reproductions, please contact the SCRC

Permissions and Copyright

Materials reproduced for researchers by the Special Collections Research Center are provided for private study, scholarship or research under the fair use provision of the law (17 U.S.C. § 107). Any use other than private study, scholarship or research may be subject to copyright restrictions.

Researchers should be aware that many items in the SCRC are still under copyright. In many cases, the Special Collections Research Center is owner of the physical object only. Researchers are solely responsible for securing any necessary permission from copyright holders if they wish to publish, exhibit, perform, broadcast, post online, or otherwise make the materials available.

Permission inquiries should be emailed to Special Collections at speccoll@gwu.edu.

Payment and Delivery

The SCRC will provide an invoice for patron orders. 

Standard turnaround time for orders is one week for GW affiliates and two weeks for external patrons, though this may vary depending on the size and complexity of the order.  The SCRC does not offer rush service.  It is possible that a small scan or photocopy order may be able to be completed while you wait; however, this is subject to staff availability and cannot be guaranteed.

Fee Schedule for Reproduction Services

PDF: $0.25/page; first 20 pages are free

High-Quality Scans:

Flatbed (up to 12"x17"): $5.00/scan 

Other: $25.00/hour of staff time

*There is a 50 page limit for reproduction requests* 

Audio and Video Reproduction

Audio cassette tapes, video tapes, CDs, and DVDs can be reproduced on a case-by-case basis. Please contact speccoll@gwu.edu to inquire about digitizing A/V materials in the collections. 

Delivery Methods

Reproductions will be delivered as PDFs electronically via email or web server, without shipping costs.

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