Duplication Services

Materials from the University Archives' physical collections may be duplicated for use in research and publication. The archives maintains the Copper Country Historical Images database (CCHI), from which patrons may freely download low-resolution images to their computer. Patrons may also order high resolution duplications from their CCHI account. 

Once a duplication order is received and acknowledged by staff, patrons may make payment by calling (906) 487-2505 with a credit card number or by mailing a check to the Michigan Tech Archives at 1400 Townsend Dr, Houghton, MI 49931. Michigan Tech departments may also pay by providing an index number.

Most orders require 7-10 business days to process. A rush fee is available at double the pre-tax order cost (2 business days to delivery).

Fees for Duplication Services

Paper Duplication and Low-Resolution Scans Price

Black and white photocopies - 8.5" x 11" and 8.5" x 14"

(21.59cm x 27.94cm and 21.59cm x 35.56cm)


Low resolution scans - 200 DPI, 11" x 17" or smaller

(27.94cm x 43.18cm)

$0.25 each

Black and white photocopies - 11" x 17"

(27.94cm x 43.18cm)


Color photocopies - 8.5" x 11" and 8.5" x 14"

(21.59cm x 27.94cm and 21.59cm x 35.56cm)

$0.50 each

Color photocopies - 11" x 17"

(27.94cm x 43.18cm)

$1.00 each

Note: Photocopy orders of fewer than 20 pages are generally free of charge. The Michigan Tech Archives reserves the right to levy fees if staff deem that this policy is being abused.

High-Resolution Digital Scans and Oversize Media Price

Media, not oversize, already available on CCHI

$5.00 each

Original scans of media, not oversize, from Archives collections, TIFF format images, 600 DPI, 4000 pixels on longer edge (approximately 10-15 megabytes per file)


Oversize media already available on on CCHI

$10.00 each

Original scans of oversize media (maps, blueprints, etc), TIFF format images, 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, for current Michigan Tech students, for Michigan Tech faculty and staff if requesting reproduction for university business, and for requests placed by federal government agencies

$5.00 flat fee for shipping

  • Requests for large photocopy orders are subject to this shipping fee.
  • Low-resolution scans will be provided via Google Drive link or email, depending on file size, without additional delivery fees.
  • High-resolution scans are delivered via Google Drive link without additional delivery fees.