Images and other content reproduced from the collections of the Minnesota Historical Society are for viewing, research and personal use only. Permission for commercial use or any publication, manipulation, display or distribution must be pre-approved by the Minnesota Historical Society.
A Use Agreement verifies that you have requested and received permission from the Minnesota Historical Society to use an image in a commercial or other public manner. It entitles you to use the image in the way you indicated and within the terms specified in the Conditions of Use.
When you order an image from the Minnesota Historical Society, you agree to follow our standard Conditions of Use. These conditions include things like:
It depends on who is using the image and what they are using it for. Generally, we do not charge fees for personal uses, or for uses by non-profits, governmental entities, and Minnesota media/publishers. We do charge use fees for commercial uses, however. See our Types of Users and Types of Uses/Prices pages for more information.
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However, you must still follow our conditions of use, including crediting the Minnesota Historical Society and the creator (if known). We also request that, if possible, you link back to the image in Collections Online.
You can order an image now and specify that it is for research (personal) use. If you decide later that you want to use the image in a public way, you can request permission separately. For more information, see "Requesting Permissions: When You Already Have the Image."