In-house digital imaging reproduction services and permission to reproduce, publish, exhibit, or distribute images of HSP's collection materials are available, for a fee, through the Rights and Reproductions service.

Rights and Reproductions

Due to staff reduction and restrictions from COVID 19, HSP’s Rights and Reproductions service is suspended until further notice. Any requests submitted to our ticketing system or submitted via email or phone after October 1, 2020, will not be processed. Patrons or researchers currently working with Rights and Reproductions may experience longer response times.

What can HSP's Digital Services team provide?

  • New digital imaging of HSP material as requested

  • Copies of existing digital images, as seen on our Digital Library

  • Permission to reproduce HSP images for publication, exhibition, or public distribution

Digital reproductions are available for purchase as lower-resolution PDFs and high-resolution TIFF files (300/600ppi, 24-bit color, uncompressed).


Please note that possession of a digital reproduction of HSP’s collection materials does not constitute permission to publish or exhibit the image. Usage rights fees may apply and vary depending on whether a reproduction is for a non-profit/academic or commercial institution and how it will be used.

How much does it cost?

File Fees:

  • High-resolution TIFF: $15.00

  • PDF*: $1.50 *per image

  • Digitization Service Fee (as applicable for new digitization): $45.00 per order

Bulk discount: orders with 5 or more TIFF files receive a 15% discount on the total cost. PDFs do not qualify.


Audiovisual: Rights and Reproductions is capable of digitizing some audio formats in-house, not limited to CD, cassette, and ¼” reels. All video and select audio formats will be outsourced to a third-party vendor at HSP’s discretion. We do not provide physical copies of audiovisual material.


In-house Audio Rates:

  • Digitization Fee (as applicable): $60.00

  • Item Fee: $25.00

Bulk Rates (for orders of 15 items or more)

  • Digitization Fee (as applicable): $100.00

  • Item Fee: $15.00

Fees for outsourced requests are negotiated based on vendor prices.


Please note that possession of a digital reproduction of HSP’s collection materials does not constitute permission to publish or exhibit the image. Usage rights fees may apply and vary depending on how it will be used.

What can I do with HSP's digital images?

Many of our patrons are interested in using HSP images in a publication, exhibition, or documentary film. HSP material is also ideal for a variety of creative projects! You could print your own greeting cards, custom wrapping paper, paper dolls, or coloring books. You can even print HSP images on iron-on decals for a fun tote bag or t-shirt design. We are always happy to discuss unique usages of our images.


Usage Agreements and Permissions

HSP provides permissions for use of digital copies for various purposes, not limited to publications, exhibitions, and broadcasting. Patrons interested in permission to use digital files for such uses or otherwise must contact Rights and Reproductions for a usage agreement and an estimate of usage fees. Usage fees are in addition to HSP’s reproduction fees. All usage fees are per order.


What benefits are available to Friends of HSP?

Friends of HSP are entitled to discounts on high-resolution digital images and frameable prints. Please consult the details of our Friends benefits and please let us know about your Friends membership when requesting rights and reproduction services. We look forward to fulfilling your rights and reproductions needs!


If current patrons and researchers have further questions about the ticketing system, please contact Andrew Williams, Rights and Reproductions Coordinator, at awilliams@hsp.org.