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Rights & Reproductions


To request reproductions, please fill our either our print reproduction form or our AV reproduction form.


Please direct all requests to:


Center for American Music

106A Stephen Foster Memorial

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh PA 15260

412-624-4100 phone

412-624-7447 fax






All requests for photographic and media reproductions are filled in the order they are received. Search requests must be specific as to the intended use of the photograph, e.g., book, journal, magazine, website, exhibit, etc.In order to place an order, please fill out the Center for American Music reproduction request form.


Photograph and media duplication costs and search fees must be paid by cash, check, or money order. Checks and money orders should be made payable to the University of Pittsburgh. Photograph and media duplication is not permission to publish, broadcast, or exhibit. Since we rely on outside vendors to do much of our duplication, turn around times may vary.

Guidance on Copyright and the Use of ULS Collections 

Interested in obtaining a copy of an item or need a digital image of our material?  Read on for more information..

Service Fees


black & white
.25 per page
Price varies due to outsourcing. A flat fee of $10.00 shall be charged for the handling and delivery to the outside vendors.
Digital images  
$25.00 per image (cost includes any digitization required and CD-R/DVD-R

Film Videotape, or audio tape


Requestors pay all associated costs for audio, video, and film transfers. Delivery of the completed project will be in the format of the requestor’s choice. Please allow a minimum of 4-6 weeks for transfers to be completed. Rush requests will incur an additional fee and may not be available.

Photographic Reproduction

5 x 7 black/white or color
8 x 10 black/white or color
additional sizes available upon request
Video & filming fees  
$1,000.00 per day or portion of day for access to collections by television or film cameras or recording devices, including interviews
Special Research Service  
$50.00 per staff hour.
Sound Recordings  
78 rpm disc
Transfer from 78 rpm disc to CD: 1 song $15.00; entire album $20.00
Transfer from LP to CD: 1 song $15.00; entire album $25.00
Transfer from cassette to CD: 1 song $15.00; 1 side of cassette $25.00; entire cassette $45.00
other media transfers are quoted upon request
Postage & Handling  
15% cost of order, $1.50 minimum
20% cost of order, $5.00 minimum
Orders over $150.00
actual postage plus $10.00 handling





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last updated April 13, 2020