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Reproductions & Permissions

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 specific 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.

Ordering Photos & Maps

Low resolution images downloaded from the Alaska Digital Archives may be used without permission or payment.

To order high-resolution images

  1. Email with the photo identifying number and Statement of Use Form for Images (if the image will be used in a publication).
  2. You will receive a confirmation email with your total price and further instructions

File format

  • Files are sent in .jpeg format unless otherwise discussed;
  • Files are shared via WeTransfer;
  • Images may take 7 to 10 business days;


General Photographs

High resolution image (300dpi or higher): $30.00*

*50% discount ($15.00) for research, personal, or non-profit use.
We require a Tax Exempt ID for non-profit organizations.

Bradford Washburn Photographs

  • Basic Scan (600dpi): $65.00
  • Cleaned Up (a photo technician removes many of blemishes and grid pattern that often appears in Washburn's prints) Scan (600 dpi): $100
  • Examples of a basic and cleaned up scans are below:
Example Basic Scan Example Cleaned Up Scan
Example of a basic scan
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Example of a cleaned up scan
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Ordering Manuscript Reproductions

We are happy to make copies (either scanned or photographs) of materials providing:

  • materials aren't harmed
  • copyright law or donor agreements aren't violated
  • staff aren't excessively burdened

To order manuscript scans

  1. Email with the Collection Name, Box Number, and Folder Number
  2. You will receive a confirmation email with your total price and further instructions


  • First 25 pages: free
  • Small folder (1-50 pages): $25.00
  • Medium folder (51-100 pages): $50.00
  • Large folder (101+ pages): $75.00

*Time spent copying is considered research time. We provide 1 hour of research for free and $75.00/hr after that for up to 4 total hours.

Ordering Archival Moving Image Duplications

We provide digital files and DVDs of archival moving images for research and use in productions, presentations and exhibits.

For University of Alaska students, most footage and services are free.

To order archival moving images

  1. Contact the film archivist at to discuss availability of the footage you would like to request.
  2. Email your completed Archival Moving Images Order Form to
  3. You will receive an email with further instructions for receiving your requested files or DVDs, and for making any payment via credit card or check.

File format

  • Footage is typically delivered as an MP4 file (MOV files available upon request).
  • When possible, footage will be provided in high resolution. Currently, most footage is available only in standard definition.
  • Files are shared via WeTransfer.
  • Archival moving images may take 7 to 10 business days to prepare and send.


General archival moving images

  • $20/DVD for footage provided on DVD.
  • $25/second for clean (non-logo) footage supplied for commercial production.
  • $10/second for clean (non-logo) footage supplied for non-profit production.
  • No charge for footage supplied as a digital file with an embedded Alaska Film Archives logo (typically located in the lower right hand corner). Logo footage is subject to availability; services fees may apply for large or complex orders.

When footage is used in a production, presentation, or exhibit, fees are based on the number of seconds used in the patron’s finished product. After this number of seconds is determined, the patron informs APRCA staff, who will then issue an invoice. Payment may be made by credit card (preferred) or check.

Bradford Washburn films

  • Providing of footage from Bradford Washburn films is $10 per second in addition to the baseline fees indicated above for general archival moving images.
  • No additional fees are charged for supplying footage from this collection for use by University of Alaska students and instructors for class projects and instruction.
  • Any fee waivers are entirely at the discretion of and must be approved in writing by the head of the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives Department.
  • All proceeds from this additional fee support the Bradford & Barbara Washburn Research Fund at UAF.

Related Services

Related services are available per arrangement, and as scheduling allows. Services include research to locate desired footage within collections, specialized evaluation of requested materials, and specialized digitizing of requested items. Contact the film archivist for more information.

  • 1st 30 minutes: free
  • Additional services: $75.00/hour


Contact the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections & Archives (APRCA)

Elmer E. Rasmuson Library
1732 Tanana Loop
PO Box 756800
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-6800
Phone: 907-474-7481​​
Text: 907-341-4404​

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