Image and Document Reproductions
The photocopy and reproduction policies of the Georgia Historical Society Library and Archives are in accordance with other special libraries and archives. Nonetheless, these policies differ from what most researchers expect from a public or school library. These policies are important for the preservation of our materials for future researchers.
Postcard of Atlanta from the Georgia Historical
Society Postcard collection
Image Reproduction Services
A stereographic image from the Georgia Historical Society Stereograph collection
The Georgia Historical Society offers limited digital duplication services of materials in its collection. Fee based scanning services are available for materials that can withstand the process. The staff reserve the right to deny scanning requests based on the condition of the materials and copyright concerns. Use fees for images intended for commercial and non-profit purposes will be assessed.
Digital reproduction of oversize documents (items larger than 11x17) are outsourced to The Great Frame Up in Bluffton, SC. Please see staff for pricing.
Please note: without exception, oversize documents will not be photocopied. At this time, GHS will deny requests to take oversize documents to large format photocopy services as machines used can be damaging to documents.
Limited use of digital cameras is permitted for materials too fragile or too large to be scanned or photocopied.
See below for information on ordering digital image reproductions.
All photocopying is administered by the Georgia Historical Society staff and will remain at the reference desk until the end of the patron visit. Staff reserve the right to deny copy requests based on the condition of the materials and copyright concerns. Staff also reserve the right to complete copy requests at a later date. Personal notes and non-library material will not be photocopied.
See below for information on photocopy fees and procedures.
Reproduction Order Forms, Policies, and Procedures
Digital Image Reproductions (PDFs)
Personal Use Form:
Commercial and Non-Profit Use Forms:
Digital Camera Policy
The copyright status of photographs and audiovisual material is often difficult to determine because it is affected by criteria such as the photographer's employment status (i.e. work for hire), the date material was created, the date material was first published, and information associated with its first publication. It is the responsibility of the User to verify copyright status. Downloading an image from our website or any other website containing one of our images does not transfer copyright or property rights and does not constitute permission to publish or display in excess of fair use.