Order Reproductions

Order Reproductions

Collections Rights & Reproduction

Ordering Photocopies/PDF Scans for Research

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Filson staff continue to accommodate those who are unable to work with our collections in person. Please email us at gro.l1638811958aciro1638811958tsihn1638811958oslif1638811958@hcra1638811958eser1638811958 to submit a research request or question. The research account is monitored daily on weekdays; staff are working both in house and remotely during this time, so please be patient if response times take longer than the normal 7 business days.

  • Please use our online research tool to learn more about our holdings.
  • Staff can spend about half an hour looking into your request at no charge.
  • Staff can conduct up to two additional hours of research, and can also make PDF scans for remote patrons. We are charging a flat hourly rate for these services: $35/hour for members* and $50/hour for nonmembers. *e-members and Filson For All members get their first hour of research free.

Ordering High Quality Digital Reproductions

In support of research, education, and publication, the Filson Historical Society (FHS) provides digital reproductions of items in the collections upon request. FHS does not provide printed reproductions. All requests for reproductions will be processed in the order in which they are received. Turnaround time depends on the complexity of the order, the need for custom photography, and department workload. Please allow 3 to 4 weeks to fully process the order after paperwork and payment have been received; larger and more complex orders may take longer. Rush orders (orders needed sooner than 3 to 4 weeks after payment) are available upon request for an additional fee.

Only materials that will not be physically damaged by the process of duplication will be copied. The Filson reserves the right to withhold permission for the reproduction of any materials.  The Filson requests one gratis copy of any publication that includes a reproduction from the FHS collections.

Fees listed below apply to high resolution (300 dpi/TIFF), publication quality digital files. If these files do not meet your needs, please contact us at gro.l1638811958aciro1638811958tsihn1638811958oslif1638811958@sega1638811958mi1638811958. If you are interested in pdf scans of materials for research purposes, please email gro.l1638811958aciro1638811958tsihn1638811958oslif1638811958@hcra1638811958eser1638811958. All images must be credited to The Filson Historical Society. Rates for uses not listed in the following schedule will be quoted upon request. FHS reserves the right to charge special fees for unlisted uses as determined on a case-by-case basis. All fees listed are subject to change.

Please consult our Rights and Reproduction Fee Schedule below prior to contacting us. Filson members receive a 10% discount on all image reproduction orders.

Fee Schedule

Personal Research, Dissertation, Theses

Use Type and Description
Fee
Notes
Research Purposes Only
$25
Publication quality files for research purposes only. See fees below for publication prices. Permission paperwork required.
Dissertation/Thesis
$25
Publication quality files for research purposes only. See fees below for publication prices. Permission paperwork required.

Publication (Book, magazine, journal, brochure, film, television, etc.)

Use Type and Description
Commercial Fee
Non-Profit Fee
Book, Magazine, Journal, Brochure (includes e-publications)
$75
$60
Television/Documentary
$75
$60
Multi Format Use: Project + Publicity (print & online)
$150
$120

Presentations (Academic, conferences, PowerPoint, Prezi etc.)

Use Type and Description
Commercial Fee
Non-Profit Fee
Presentation
$50
$25

Display / Exhibition

Use Type and Description
Commercial Fee
Non-Profit
Personal
Display & Exhibition
$175
$50
N/A
Décor: Home décor
N/A
N/A
$25
Décor: Private office décor (non-public area)
$50
$40
N/A
Website: item displayed online
$175
$145
$145
Multi Format Use: Project + Publicity (print & online)
Quote available upon request
Quote available upon request
N/A

Oversized and Audiovisual Materials

Use Type and Description
Commercial Fee
Non-Profit Fee
Personal
Architectural Plans
Quote available upon request
Quote available upon request
Quote available upon request
Oversized Items
Quote available upon request
Quote available upon request
Quote available upon request
Audiovisual Materials: Reproductions of FHS lecture recordings
Quote available upon request
Quote available upon request
$25 | VHS to Digital transfer fee

$10 | DVD/Digital
New Photography Rate for Museum Objects (when no digital file exists)
Quote available upon request
Quote available upon request
Quote available upon request

Additional Fees and Information

Use Type and Description
Commercial Fee
Non-Profit
Personal
Standard Orders: 3-4 weeks for processing after paperwork and payment is received
As listed above
As listed above
As listed above
Rush Orders: Less than 7 business days for processing after paperwork and payment is received
+ $75 per file
+ $75 per file
+ $75 per file
Delivery: Digital Download via Dropbox Link
As listed above
As listed above
As listed above
Delivery: Digital files on CD, mailed via US Post
+ $10 | disc
+ $10 | disc
+ $10 | disc
Delivery: Digital files on CD, pick-up at FHS
+ $5 | disc
+ $5 | disc
+ $5 | disc
Re-Use Fee: Permission Only, digital file not needed
Quote available upon request
Quote available upon request
Quote available upon request

Place an Order

To request a high quality digital reproduction of an item in the FHS Collection, please use the Collections Reproduction Request form. A Filson staff member will be in contact with you regarding your order. If you are only interested in low resolution PDF images of a file for research, please email gro.l1638811958aciro1638811958tsihn1638811958oslif1638811958@hcra1638811958eser1638811958. Once you have worked with a Filson staff member to establish your order, please submit all forms and payment to The Filson Historical Society, Collections Department, 1310 S. 3rd St. Louisville, KY 40208-2306 or .gro.1638811958lacir1638811958otsih1638811958nosli1638811958f@seg1638811958ami1638811958

For more information about our Collections Rights and Reproductions please contact Heather J. Potter, Curator of Photographs and Prints.

Venue Rental

Spaces Available for Rent Beginning 2022

The Filson Historical Society is a unique venue that blends the historic with the modern and provides a stunning background for any event. Several areas of the campus are available to be rented for dinners, retreats, meetings, receptions, parties, or weddings. The venues have access to 74 free parking spaces and wifi, as well as small catering areas. All of the Filson’s facilities have accessible parking.

View a virtual tour of our spaces!

Visit the Filson

1310 S. 3rd St., Louisville, KY 40208
(502) 635-5083

The Filson will reopen to the public on September 1st, 2021 – Read More! All events are currently being held virtually; to register for our live virtual events, please visit our Events Page; for information on recorded lectures and other activities, please visit us online at Bringing History Home.

We are resuming in person research, and suggest reserving a seat – learn more here.  The research library is open Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm.  Please note: For the remainder of 2021 the Filson’s Research Library will be closing at 12:30 pm on the third Friday of each month.  Holiday Schedule: We will be closed to the Public from December 24th, 2021 through January 3rd, 2022.

We also continue to provide remote research services; please email gro.l1638811958aciro1638811958tsihn1638811958oslif1638811958@hcra1638811958eser1638811958.

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