Photography & Reproductions

Digital Image Requests

NHS provides digital images of collection materials for educational, commercial or personal use. Fees apply. Purchase of images does not convey permission to reproduce or publish these images; including in web and social media posts. Click here for more information on obtaining permission to publish. To request an image reproduction, please click the button below.


Download Image Request Form


Personal Photography

NHS allows monitored personal photography of manuscript and artifact collections for research use only, with some limitations and restrictions. See our Personal Photography Policy and Agreement for more details and fees.


Download Personal Photography Policy and Agreement


Image Fees

Collection NHS Members* Students* Non-Profits Non-Members
Photo Archive (Hi-res digital scan -300 dpi JPEG) $20/ image $20/image $20 / image $25 / image
Photo Archive (Lo-res digital scan – watermarked, 150 dpi JPEG) $5/ image $5 /image $5 / image $5 / image
Manuscript Collection*** $50/hour** $50/hour** $50/hour** $75/hour
Object Collection $50/hour** $50/hour** $50/hour** $75/hour

*NHS membership card or student identification required.

**This fee will be charged if a work must be retrieved from storage or installation, or if an object from the Photo Archive requires more complicated photography preparation.

***Manuscript photography will always include watermarks, unless permission to publish is also conveyed at the time of purchase.

NOTE: NHS reserves the right to preclude objects, archival materials or photographs from digitization if deemed necessary.

Please Note

All reproductions are for personal/study use only. Publication rights must be obtained separately.

More information


For any questions, or to request images, please email or call 401-846-0813, ext. 190