Copy & Image Requests

    The State Historical Society of Iowa provides copy and reproduction services for physical materials in the collections when physical condition and copyright permits. A special use fee is charged for high-resolution, digital reproductions of photographs and other materials in the collection. 

    Copy Requests

    Photocopies of most materials in the collection may be requested by visiting a Research Center or by submitting a Copy Request Form.

    Copies Charge
    8.5"x11" $0.25/copy
    8.5"x14" $0.50/copy
    11"x17" $0.50/copy
    Uncertified copies of indexed death certificates $7.50/copy
    State Archives photocopy certification of authenticity $2.75/copy

    After 75 copies, a $15.00 service fee will be charged for each additional increment of 75 copies with a maximum of 300 copies per request.

    Delivery Charge
    USPS Mail, 1-15 copies $3.00
    USPS Mail, each additional 15 copies $1.00
    FAX $1.00/page
    Pickup Free

    Image Requests

    Digital image reproductions of photographs and other documents in the collection may be requested by submitting the Image Request Form. Digital image files are delivered in a .jpg file format at 600dpi resolution. Please review the image reproduction guidelines prior to submitting a request.

    Image Reproduction and Usage Charge
    Photocopy of Image  $0.25/copy
    Digital Image  $20/image

    Special Usage Fee

    • Print publication (run/circulation more than 1,000)
    • Advertising, marketing, fundraising, promotional materials
    • Commercial decorative display
    • Website publication
    • Merchandise
    • Film or television production/broadcast (news media exempt)
    • Exhibitions and educational media
      • In-State (no charge for first 1-5 images)
      • Out-of-State (applies to all images)
    Delivery Charge
    Email (up to five photos) Free
    CD/DVD — Pick-Up $5.00/disk
    CD/DVD — USPS Mail $10.00/disk