Reproduction and Use Fees
The Iron Range Research Center charges for the production of digital scans of images. Only materials smaller than 12" x 15" or 30.5 x 38cm may be scanned.
Reproduction Fees are based on image resolution:
- Up to 600 dpi: $20.00/image
- Over 600 dpi: $30.00/image
All orders that must be burned to CD will be charged at an additional rate of $5.00/CD.
All orders that must be shipped will be charged a flat shipping fee of $5.95.
Shipping of more than five compact discs will be charged at a higher rate and must be arranged with the Archivist.
Because photographic and A/V materials are covered by U.S. copyright law, each collection may have its own additional set of rights and restrictions stipulated in the original donation agreement, some collections can only be accessed and viewed. Other collections can be accessed and reproduced for private or public use in research, publications, or advertising.
All material from the collections to be used for publication or commercial purposes, regardless the format of the image delivered, is governed by our Historical Materials License Agreement. Please consult the Archivist in regard to specific collection conditions.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Download our Historical Materials License Agreement
The Iron Range Research Center charges a "use fee" for the privilege of using material from the archives for profit generating activities and/or publication. Such fees are charged in addition to reproduction fees as listed above, and are assessed as follows.
Nonprofit / Private use:
One time use for nonprofit (requires proof of 501c3 non-profit status) or private use in books (publication runs up to 4,999), brochures, signs, magazines, newspapers, films, video productions, television programs, presentations, digital products and websites. Fee: $25.00 (use of 1-25 images)
Use for profit:
One time use for profit or commercial use in books (publication runs up to 5,000 and above), brochures, magazines, signs, newspapers, films, video productions, television programs, presentations, digital products and websites. Fee: $50.00 (use of 1-5 images)
One time use in paid announcements in print, broadcast, electronic or other media to promote sales of a for profit entity, public relations purposes, or any other purpose that provides benefit to the licensor of the materials. Fee: $100.00 (per image)
Please contact us to request prices for other uses.
For more information:
1+ (800) 372-6437
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