Minnesota Historical Society

Copy Request (folders from boxes)

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

If you need more than 10 folders in a single box scanned, please email Reference@mnhs.org for a price quote.

Price: First folder is free, $5 per additional folder (up to 10 total) from the same box.
          MNHS Members receive 10% discount at checkout

 Orders are usually completed and sent within 60 business days.

About this service:

The following materials can be copied using this service

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

The following materials cannot be copied through this service

  • Records available through other library Research Services
  • Oversize items such as maps or blueprints
  • Ledger books or volumes
  • Audiovisual materials
  • Microfilm
  • Folders containing "Restricted" records
  • Individual photographs from Collections Online 

This service provides low-resolution 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.

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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