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Artifact Collection Price List

For information about photocopy services available through the Minnesota Historical Society's Library, please click on Copy Services.

Other services are arranged with the Collections Department and charges calculated at the time of order or service.

To schedule an appointment to study artifact records and collections, please click on the Access to Collections form, or contact the Collections Department by calling (651) 259-3252, sending an email to collections@mnhs.org, or by contacting the appropriate historic site.


Creating New Images

When a suitable image does not exist, users may request that a photograph be taken. Because of the limitations on the photographer's time, request will be evaluated on an individual basis.

All newly-created images require a $25.00 an hour photography fee (one hour minimum), plus the following prices. The department's photographer can provide an estimate for the time required.

  • Black & white prints
  • 4x5 or 120mm transparency. . . $50.00
  • 4x5 or 120mm negative. . . . . . $25.00

Computer Print-outs

  • First page free; each additional page $0.20

Payment

  • Sales Tax
    Photocopy prices include sales tax. For all other duplication orders add:

    Orders placed on-site: 7%
    St. Paul residents: 7%
    Minnesota residents: 6.5%

  • Member Discount

    Minnesota Historical Society members receive a 10% discount on all orders. Visit our Membership page to find out how to be come a Society member.

  • Credit Cards

    Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are all accepted.

All mail and phone orders must be prepaid. Send payment or purchase order to:

Collections Department
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

Minnesota Historical Society members receive a 10 percent discount.


Shipping & Handling

Postage and Handling (based on total cost of order)

  • Under $1.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .No charge
  • $1.00 - $5.99. . . . . . . . . . . . . .$  1.75
  • $6.00 - $99.99. . . . . . . . . . . . .$  3.50
  • $100.00 to $199.99. . . . . . . . . $  5.00
  • $200.00 - $400.00. . . . . . . . . .$10.00
  • Over $400.00. . . . . . . . . . . . . Price will be quoted

All prices are for first class mail. Quotes for UPS rates are available upon request.

Faxed Copies

  • Charge for faxing will be a flat $3.00 per order plus the per page amount for the copies.

Notice Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposed in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

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.