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Rights and Reproductions

Thank you for your interest in obtaining images from Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

Dumbarton Oaks will only consider requests to use or reproduce images or text for scholarly and educational purposes. Requests 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.

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.

Under “Materials Requested,” please provide as much information as possible to assist in the processing of your request. This can include:

  • URL to a webpage where you saw the image or text
  • Accession, inventory, or negative number
  • Artist/photographer, medium, location, title, or subject
  • Author, title, and page, figure, or plate number

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.

Use of Material  Select all that apply. If the image you are requesting is for use as a cover of a book or periodical, please also select “Cover Image.”
Instance of Use  Indicate whether you are requesting both an image file and permission, or permission only.