All photocopy requests are handled by Archives staff. Photocopies are made for research purposes only, and only if the material is strong enough to withstand the reproduction process. The Archives does not reproduce entire collections.
Photocopies are deliverable in traditional print form, or as scans, which may be sent to patrons electronically.
Digital reproductions of photographs and documents are available from Archives staff on a case-by-case basis, provided the archival material may be safely scanned or photographed. Digital photographs may be arranged for oversize photographs and documents, three-dimensional objects and material too fragile to withstand scanning.
The Archives provides reproductions of original material. We do not offer design or print services in-house.
All high resolutions scans are provided as TIFF, JPG, or PDF file formats.
Digital images of photographs and documents may be emailed to the patron, transferred to a personal storage device, or burned to a CD.
Requests will be processed when the signed form and payment are received by Archives.
Please allow two to three weeks for all digital reproductions of archival material. Rush orders may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The Barnard College Archives reserves the right to decline to reproduced material, or to limit the amount of material that can safely be digitized.
Patrons may use personal digital cameras in the Archives by submitting a request to Archives staff.
To obtain permission to use digital cameras in the Archives:
The Barnard College Archives is the physical rights holder of all material held within the Archives. The Archives provides researchers access to material for educational and scholarly purposes. The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law (Title 108), libraries and archives are authorized to furnish these specified conditions: that the reproduction not be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research."
If a patron uses a reproduction in excess of fair use as stated by Title 17, without first obtaining written permission from the Barnard College Archives, that patron may be liable for copyright infringement. Requests for commercial endeavors will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. It is entirely the responsibility of the patron to obtain permission from the copyright holder.
Please contact us with any questions about ordering reproductions of archival materials.