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Reproduction Services

Reproduction Services

On-Site Research

Visitors may use self-service scanners to copy most paper-based archival material, unless their physical condition or legal constraints prohibit it. We reserve the right to deny scanning of materials for either reason above. Rare, fragile, and large-format items may not be scanned. Scans may be saved to a flash drive or emailed.

Additionally, we do allow the use of digital photography in the archives. Researchers wanting to take photos may use digitals cameras or cellphones and must agree to and sign our reference photography agreement before taking any photographs.  (Photography Agreement, 98 KB, PDF).

Digital photography or reproduction of moving image materials by researchers is not allowed.

The WCFTR cannot provide copies of moving image or audio materials in our collection. Due to copyright laws and contractual agreements with our donors and depositors, archive holdings (including public domain titles) are available for on-site research viewing and listening only.

The WCFTR is not a stock footage library and does not provide reproductions of film footage for this use.


Off-Site Research

Photocopies of papers or photographs, as well as photographic reproductions of stills, can be purchased, and limited research services can be provided to offsite patrons for a fee. For more information regarding research assistance, reproduction fees, and turn-around times, please contact askmovies@wisconsinhistory.org.

The WCFTR film and video collection is available for on-site research viewing only and does not circulate.