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Baker Library Historical Collections Duplication Services

Given the fragile nature of the collections, researchers are encouraged to transcribe text to the fullest extent possible or take advantage of the self service digital camera policy whenever possible.

However, reference duplication services are provided to assist scholars with their research and include:

  • Reference PDFs and black and white photocopies from the full range of collections, including microfilmed and digital (internet) materials
  • Reference JPEGs suitable for research, classroom, or administrative uses (less than 200 dpi)

Copies are for research purposes only and cannot be reproduced, transferred, published, posted on the internet, or deposited in another institution without prior permission. We do not provide or allow copies of entire collections or significant portions of manuscript or archival collections, and follow fair use guidelines when providing copies of copyrighted print materials.

All requests are considered on a case by case basis, depending upon size, binding, condition, and copyright, donor, or other stipulations. Baker Library Historical Collections staff will do its best to meet reasonable requests and will determine whether material may be copied. Staff does all duping.

In order to complete copy orders, we need either a signed request form accompanying flagged materials or exact citations.

We do our best to provide copies within a reasonable amount of time, depending on the complexity of the order and available staff time. Orders will usually be completed within 10 business days, although larger orders may require additional time. Orders that require complex handling, research, or preparation may incur research fees and are accepted at BLHC's discretion.

Service Cost Processing Fee
Reference PDFs or photocopies/printouts $0.25 per page $5.00
Reference JPEGs suitable for research, classroom, or administrative uses (≤ 200 dpi) $1.00 per page $5.00

There is no processing fee for picking up hard copies in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room or sending them via campus mail. There is a $5 processing fee for all orders delivered electronically or via domestic, first class, or foreign air mail.

Copies are delivered or available after payment is received via cash (onsite only), credit card ($10 minimum charge), check (made out to Harvard University), or Harvard Charge Code. BLHC staff will calculate total charges and request payment when we complete the order.

Baker Library Historical Collections makes no representation that it is the owner of the copyright or literary property rights in any unpublished manuscript, and that the permission to publish must be obtained from the owner of the copyright (owner, transferees, heirs, legatees or literary executors).

For professional photographic reproduction for distribution or publication through an outside lab, see High Resolution Image Orders.

Please contact us with any questions about our duplication services.

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