We are happy to provide scans and copies from our special collections and archives. We will invoice you after you submit your request, and prepayment is required. Please allow two weeks turnaround time for your image.

Contact us about reproduction requests at rad@colorado.edu.

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Costs by Reproduction Type

Image Digitization Cost
JPGs/TIFFs Contact rad@colorado.edu
Pre-existing scans Free
Scanned Photocopies or Emailed PDFs

Non-CU Affiliates (Faculty, Staff, Students):

  • Up to 20 pages free, then $0.25/page

CU Affiliates (Faculty, Staff, Students)

  • Free

Contact rad@colorado.edu

File Transfers Free
Flash Drive $10.00
Shipping and handling - domestic $5.00
Shipping and handling - international $10.00

Prices are subject to change every fiscal year.

Acknowledgments and Rights for Use

In most cases, limited duplication of materials is allowed for research purposes with proper acknowledgement. Commercial use, in most cases, must be requested from either the Rare and Distinctive Collections or the donor themselves. Contact us at rad@colorado.edu for more information. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.

Respect for the intellectual property of others is a critical aspect of academic ethics. The University of Colorado and Auraria Higher Education Center encourage individuals to learn about copyright law and fair use. Many materials in the University of Colorado Rare and Distinctive Collections may be protected by U.S. copyright law. Copyright provides legal protection for the creators of “original works of authorship,” including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works. Among other things, it grants the copyright holder exclusive rights in the display, performance, reproduction, and distribution of the work. Exemptions such as “fair use” and the TEACH Act provide certain limitations to these exclusive rights. Some, but not all, academic uses of copyrighted works may be considered fair use.

Questions about the use of copyrighted materials in University work that are not otherwise addressed on these sites can be forwarded to Legal Counsel, University of Colorado.