The University Archives provides reproductions of images and documents from our collections upon request as long as the staff determines that copying will not harm the original document(s) or violate current copyright law (see below). If you wish to place an order, please print out the appropriate form from the choices below, fill it out as completely as possible, remembering to sign the copyright statement, and return to the University Archives with appropriate payment. Please consult our fee schedule for further information regarding costs of these and other services.
Acceptable payment options include a check made payable to Columbia University, drawn on a United States bank, in United States Dollars. Alternatively, you may pay by Visa or MasterCard. If you choose to pay by credit card, please call or fax to relay your credit card information securely. Required credit card information includes type of card, name on card, account number, expiration date, and security code found on the back of the card. All orders must be prepaid and are processed in order of receipt, usually within two to three weeks, if not sooner. Failure to sign the form or return it with your payment will result in a delay in processing your order.
- Fee Schedule
Provides detailed information about the costs of our various services.
- Photocopy Order Form and Instructions
Complete this form if you need to order photocopies from our collections.
- Digital Reproduction Order Form Instructions
Digital Reproduction Order Form
Complete this form if you need to order electronic scans of images from our collections.
- Electronic Book Order Form
Complete the Conditions of Service form and Rare Books and Manuscript Library Electronic Book Order form found on this webpage if you need to order a digitized copy of a Master's Essay from our holdings.
- Public Use Agreement Form
Complete this form if you wish to publish an image from our collection.