Services & Fees

If you would like to ask a question by email or phone, we can answer questions requiring brief research into our collection free of charge.  If you wish to ask us to aid you in a research project or conduct more extensive research, we are happy to help but an hourly or project-based fee is charged.

Contact us for specific questions.

Fees for Hourly Research

$50 per hour

$30 per hour for Non-Profits

Reproduction Fees

How to request a photo

Digital Files for Personal, Editorial, Commercial, and Other Uses

High resolution TIFF files (400-800 dpi), low resolution JPG files (200-300 dpi), standard web-quality JPG files (72-96 dpi), and high or low resolution PDF files are available for use in newspapers/magazines, books, journals, film/television, exhibitions, websites, and all other uses.

Contact us for specific questions.

To order reproduction prints, contact us.


  1. Complete and submit the NCHS Permissions Order Form.
  2. Review the fee schedules (above).
  3. Prepayment is required. An invoice will be provided once the NCHS Permissions and Reproduction Form is submitted.
  4. Orders are non-refundable. Rush fees and special handling fees are non-refundable.