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Curatorial Research request


Research Rate: The Museum provides 1/2 hour of time free-of-charge to conduct research for you or to pull artifacts for your examination.  A rate of $25 per hour will be charged thereafter.

Photographs of Artifacts: The Museum will arrange for a professional photographer to take photographs of artifacts for researchers at a rate of $300 per hour.  Researchers will not be allowed to photograph artifacts or hire their own photographers.

The following rate information relates to photocopies, copies of photographs, and permissions and will be processed through the Research Coordinator.

Photocopy Charges: Plain bond paper: (8½ x 11 or 8½ x 14) .25¢ per copy & (11x17) $1 per copy
NOTE: A minimum charge of $2.50 will be charged for photocopy requests by mail (postage and handling extra; please see rates below). In the interest of protecting the copyright of the creator, no book or manuscript may be photocopied in its entirety. The SCLH reserves the right to refuse to copy fragile or oversize materials.

Photographs:   Sizes   Black/White   Sepia    
    5 x 7   $15   $20    
    8 x 10   $20   $25    
    11 x 14   $30   $35    
    16 x 20   $40   $75    
    20 x 24   $50   $90

NOTE: Requests for prints made by phone or correspondence must await an invoice prior to sending payment. Acceptable methods of payment are check or money order payable to CSPM. Photo orders will be processed once payment is received.

Scanned Images: $15 (up to 300 dpi/TIFF); $30 (600+ dpi/TIFF) per image plus $5 per compact disk (purchase of a disk is required - use of outside disks is prohibited)

Licensing Rates: License for use is limited to the applicant and is non-transferable. Rates are per image, one-time use only. Any subsequent use must be applied for in writing.

Books, Journals, and Academic Publications: $10

Commercial Use Rates

Office Display $25   Internet/Web pages $75
Retail, Restaurant, Hotels, etc. $50   Television and Film $100
Video, Compact Discs $50   Marketing/Advertising $150

[rates may be reduced for local non-profit organizations and are waived for local news media]

Postage: $3 Colorado, United States and Canada
  $6 Overseas; large photocopy orders
  Postage on photograph orders is assessed on an individual basis

Rush Rate: 100% of total bill, with a $15 minimum

Please note that the CSPM is a not for profit organization.
All rates collected are used for the preservation of Museum collections.

Curatorial Research Requests relate to the artifact collection.  If you are researching the history of the region and you need to look at photos, diaries, letters, or other archival material, please submit a request to the Archives by clicking the link on this page.  To research the three dimensional artifact collection, Submit a Curatorial Research Request by clicking here.