Images & Permissions

Copies, Photographs, and Digital Images

Researchers may take their own digital photos at no charge (see Research Policies on “Use of Electronic Equipment”). Photocopies, photographs, and scans are made for a fee by Rosenbach staff only if the condition of the material permits, at the discretion of the collections staff, and in limited quantities. The Rosenbach reserves the right to judge the appropriate method of reproduction of materials in its collections. To request photocopies, photographs, or scans, request an order form and fee schedule or download the versions available at the bottom of this page. Microfilm is not available. Provision of photocopies, photographs, and scans does not constitute permission to quote from these materials or to publish or reproduce them in any way. For more information, see Publication below.


In most cases the Rosenbach does not own the copyright to the material in its collections. It is your responsibility to identify the copyright status of the material and to apply to any owner(s) of the copyright for permission to quote, publish, or reproduce it. As the owner of the physical property, the Rosenbach does not deny or grant permission to publish or reproduce material from its collections. The Rosenbach may make reasonable requests concerning the use of accurate captions and other identifying information for images of objects in its collection.

For assistance in locating copyright holders, and links to other useful information about copyright, visit the WATCH (Writers Artists and Their Copyright Holders) database.

Fees and instructions for requesting reproductions

Request for Images

If you are looking for publicity photos of Rosenbach collections or exhibitions, please contact [email protected].