May I take photographs of the material in the Archives or request scans?

Photographs
Patrons must seek approval from the University Archivist before photographing any material. Photographs are solely for the personal use of the individual requesting them, and patrons are required to sign a Duplication Agreement.

Low Resolution Scanning
The Archives offers low resolution scanning. All material from archival or special collections will be scanned by Department staff. Low resolution scans made by Department staff cost $0.25 each for 1-100 scans and $0.30 each for each scan over 100.

There are three delivery options, scans may be:

  • Emailed in 15MB increments to the patron.
  • Saved to flash drives or storage devices supplied by the patron.
  • Burned to a CD and mailed to the patron for an additional fee of $4.00. The minimum total fee is $5.00 per order.

All low resolution scanning will be done in accordance with the University Libraries' established rules and regulations. Patrons may scan material from the ready reference collection at no cost.

High Resolution Scanning
Self-service scanning is not permitted for archival or manuscript collections. The Archives staff can provide high resolution digital copies of pictorial and printed material from the collections. Images can be scanned up to 600 dpi, in black and white or in color, and in the image format of your choice (jpeg, tiff, etc). Images can be burned onto a CD for no extra charge. The rate for patrons affiliated with Northeastern is $5.00 per scan for 1-10 and $3.00 each for each scan over 10; the rate for the general public is $20.00 per scan.