Images in Collections Online
If you are ordering multiple images from Collections Online you can submit one order form and provide a separate sheet that lists the images and their identifiers from Collections Online.
Please look at the description of the image you want to purchase and determine if the following language is located under it. “Images and digital reproductions are temporarily unavailable for purchase. Please check back when MNHS library services resume.” This language is an indication that the image normally has a “buy” button and can be ordered at this time. Please submit the necessary paperwork to order the image.
Images that are in Collections Online without this "temporarily unavailable" language likely have a copyright, donor or other restriction on them. Contact our permissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on these images.
Images from MNHS collections (manuscripts, state archives, etc.)
To order photographs--or digital scans of documents or other items--from manuscripts and other collections, use the Image Order Form.
[Note: this form is for duplication only. For non-personal uses/licensing, the Image Use/Permission Request form is also required. See our Photographs: Use Permissions and Licensing guide for more information.]
The price of a digital scan of regular-sized materials* is determined by the resolution of the image/size of the file. See "Selecting a File Type" below for more information.
*Digital copies of original materials that are larger than 16 x 20 inches cost $25. This oversized category includes things like maps and architectural drawings.
Physical prints are not currently available.
Minnesota Historical Society Members receive a 10% discount on image duplications.
|File Type||Best For||Technical Info|
|Small||Internet publishing, reports, emails, student work, presentations, some printing (at original size or smaller only).||
|Large||Most uses, including publishing and printing up to 16x20 inches (unless original is very small),||TIFF or JPEG
3000-6000 pixel, ~300-600 dpi
20 to 60 MB file size
|Extra-Large||Very large printing, fine publishing, etc.
Not every item can be ordered at this size (none of the 3-D collections, for example).
Note: We cannot process any Image Orders until payment is received.