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Copy Request (folders from boxes)

Copy Request (folders from boxes)

If you do not know the exact folder(s) you would like scanned, please see our Distance Copy Request service page for information about searching the library catalog and collections finding aids. For additional assistance, please contact the library by email at reference@mnhs.org

Do not use this service to order copies of more than 5 folders in the same box.

Please email copyservices@mnhs.org with the information on the materials you want. We will then send a price quote and provide a secure payment link.

Use the discount code when checking out to get $5 off of one total order of copies from folders:

  • MAY24COPY (5/1 - 5/31)
  • JUNE24COPY (6/1 - 6/30)
  • JULY24COPY (7/1 - 7/31)

Notice Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.



MNHS Image and Duplication Support for Community Projects

The Minnesota Historical Society offers some financial assistance to reduce the cost of reproduction orders placed by and for the use of some community groups. For more information and to see if you qualify, please see the MNHS Image and Duplication Support for Community Projects info page before placing this order.

The Copy Request (folders from boxes) service can be used to request PDF scans of folders from archival boxes in the MNHS collection for personal or research use. This service is compliant with the restrictions of US Copyright Law.

If you need more than 5 folders in a single box scanned, please email copyservices@mnhs.org with the information on the materials you want. We will then send a price quote, and provide a secure payment link.

Price: $5 per standard folder (up to 5 total) from the same box. 
See below for more information on prices for non-standard folders/materials.
MNHS Members receive 10% discount at checkout.
Use the discount code to get $5 off one order of copies of folders for boxes):
  • MAY24COPY (5/1 - 5/31)
  • JUNE24COPY (6/1 - 6/30)
  • JULY24COPY (7/1 - 7/31)

    Turnaround: Orders are usually completed and sent within 60 business days of order and payment being processed.

    About this service:

    The following materials can be copied using this service

    • Folders from manuscript collections
    • Folders from county and state archives

    Non-standard folders/materials include items like onion skin paper, oversized items, unusually large folders (over 100 pages/items), fragile items that require special handling and/or equipment.  If your order includes non-standard items, staff will contact you with next steps and a price quote.  

    Please note that library staff cannot perform research through this service. This includes locating individual documents within a box or folder. 

    The following materials cannot be copied through this service

    • Records available through other library Research Services
    • Oversize items such as maps or blueprints that are larger than 34 inches by 24 inches.
    • Ledger books or volumes
    • Audiovisual materials
    • Microfilm
    • Folders containing "Restricted" records
    • Individual photographs from Collections Online

    This service provides research quality (300 dpi) PDF scans of the original item. It is designed to be a similar quality to black-and-white or color photocopies. To order high-resolution scans, please use our Image Order service.

    For more information--including instructions on how to determine location numbers-- please see the Copy Request Service page.

    Copyright Information
    Notice Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

    Disclaimer
    This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law or would damage collection items.

     

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