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Imaging & Publication Services


Digital reproductions of materials in the collection are offered for research, publication, and commercial use. We will provide up to ten digital files free of charge; for orders over ten digital files, please write with your list of images for a quote.

Getting Started

Orders may be placed:

Please provide any information about the item(s) you are requesting that might assist us in locating the item (e.g. accession number, web link, title, etc.). Please also note how you will be using the item (for personal, research, or publication purposes). If you are requesting the scan for publication purposes, please also provide information about the publication (publisher, author, title, print run, etc.)

  • Files provided for print publication will be 400 DPI TIFFS unless otherwise requested.
  • Files provided for research and personal study may be in lower-resolution JPEG or PDF format unless otherwise requested.
  • Some materials may be available only in lower resolutions.
  • Files will be supplied in 8-bit RGB color depth unless otherwise requested.

We will deliver the files via email or a file delivery service. If electronic delivery is not possible, a charge for a disk or thumb drive and a minimum $5 shipping fee will be added to all domestic orders. We do not provide print reproductions.


In most cases, orders will be completed within 1-2 weeks of the date the request is received.


We do not charge additional fees for permission to use in publication. Please abide by the following Terms and Conditions:

  • Special Collections materials within the public domain may be used for any purpose.  
  • For copyrighted materials to be published, the requester is solely responsible for clearing the copyright with the rights holder. Bryn Mawr College makes no warranties or representations and assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any claims against the requester, the publisher, or Bryn Mawr College by artists, their agents, estates, or by any parties in connection with the reproduction of this work in the collections of Bryn Mawr College.
  • Please visit Cornell University Library Copyright Information Center’s Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States for assistance in determining whether the content is under copyright or in the public domain. Help with Copyright
  • Please credit Bryn Mawr College Special Collections and, if known, the creator of the work.
  • Researchers are permitted to take photographs for personal study. Please request digitized images from Special Collections for any publication or public display.
  • One copy of the publication is requested for the College's files. For scholarly articles, a digital copy (preferred) or reprint is requested. For web-based publications, please send the URL to Physical copies can be sent to:

Special Collections
Canaday Library
Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Ave.
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-2899
Attn: Nicole Joniec

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 by 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. We reserve the right to refuse a copying order if, in our judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.