Duplication Services

Materials from the University Archives' physical collections may be duplicated for use in research and publication. The Archives maintains a Digital Archives Collection, from which patrons may freely download low-resolution images to their computer. Patrons may also order high resolution duplications from their Digital Archives account.

2014 Fee Structure for Duplications and Services

Paper Duplication 
Standard Photocopies$0.25 each
Microfilm copies$0.30 each

Note: Requests for larger amounts of paper duplications (50 pages or more) will include a minimum fee of $10.00, with an additional $10.00/hour service charge after the first hour.

Prints of Photographic Images 
8.5 x 11 Prints of photographic images$15.00 each
11 x 17 Prints of photographic images$20.00 each

Note: Prints of the photograph images are produced on photo-quality paper using a Canon i9900 printer. The archives makes no guarantees on the longevity of print images.

Digital Scans 
Digital scan, TIFF format image, 600 DPI, 4000 pixels on longer edge (approximately 10-15 megabytes per file)$10.00 each
Compact Disc (holds approximately 40 images)$1.00 each
Wide Format Duplications (oversize maps, blueprints, etc.) 
Wide-format Print (Color/B&W)$40.00 each
Digital Scan, TIFF format image, specific sizes vary by original$25.00 each
Additional Fees and Charges Per Order 
6% Michigan sales tax.
  • Will be waived with Michigan tax exempt identification number.
$5.00 flat fee for shipping
  • We do not e-mail or FTP images
  • Additional charges for shipping of wide format materials apply, unless patron supplies UPS/FedEx shipper information.
  • Most orders require 7-10 business days to process. A rush fee is available at double the order cost (48-hour turnaround to shipping).

Archives Duplication Policy

The following policies apply to use and duplication of photographs and other materials duplicated from the Archives and Historical Collection.

  • Patrons will be required to sign and return our standard photographic agreement form which stipulates your one-time use for these images and provides correct credit lines for use in publication.
  • While many patrons initially request images for personal research, patrons are required to request permission for any subsequent publication in advance of such use.
  • Subsequent use of images is only allowed with the completion of a separate photographic agreement.
  • Images are not to be copied or shared under any circumstances.
  • Patrons are legally liable for any misuse of the digital images once they are provided.
  • In some cases, handling of fragile material may cause damage, and duplication may not be possible. Such decisions will be made at the discretion of staff on a case-by-case basis. You will be asked to sign and comply with our digital photography agreement.