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Rights and Reproductions

Thank you for your interest in obtaining images from Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Please submit all image requests via the form below.

In keeping with our mission of supporting scholarly research in the humanities, Dumbarton Oaks will only consider requests to use or reproduce images for scholarly and educational purposes. Requests for images should be submitted via the form below. Please be as specific as possible about intended use. Incomplete image requests may be delayed or returned. Requests for commercial use such as advertising will not be approved on any grounds. Textbook reproduction fees may apply.

We do not charge usage fees. However, unless the image is already available in digital format, a (minimum) $50.00 per hour fee will be charged for research, scanning, and processing. Payment is by check, drawn on a US bank. For payments via credit card please contact (202) 339-6400 ext. 6424 for additional instructions. Individual departments may charge additional fees when appropriate.

Requests for images from the Dumbarton Oaks Rare Book Collection may have additional requirements and charges. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis; we regret that sometimes we may not be able to accommodate a request due to the volume, or the condition of the materials.

Please note, although they may belong to Dumbarton Oaks, images, or objects appearing in the images may be protected by copyright, publication rights, or related interests that are not owned by Dumbarton Oaks. In such cases, Dumbarton Oaks may not be authorized to grant permission and it will be the requester’s responsibility to contact the appropriate party.

Please allow a minimum of 2–4 weeks for processing. Upon completion of the request process and approval, images will be made available to the requester for download.

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Use of photographic material Please indicate if images are being requested for study or publication purposes.
Publication use of photographic material Rights, if given, are for one time, one edition only. Credit must be given for each reproduction as specified below. Dumbarton Oaks must receive a complimentary copy of the resulting publication.
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