Digitization and Reproduction Orders

Submit an order form to purchase digital files or photographic prints of material from ADAH collections:


ADAH Reproduction Orders
P.O. Box 300100
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
Fax: 334-240-3125
Email: meredith.mcdonough@archives.alabama.gov



Formats and Fees

    Digital Files (from website)
    Images $10.00 each
    Video $20.00 each
    Audio $20.00 each
    Digital Files (new scans)
    Per hour (up to 60 minutes) $20.00
    Photographic Prints
    Up to 5 by 7 inches $10.00 each
    Up to 8.5 by 11 inches $20.00 each
    Up to 13 by 19 inches $30.00 each
    Alabama resident $15.00
    Non-Alabama resident $25.00
    Commercial use
    If applicable $50.00 each
  • Digital Files
    Image files include photographs, maps, and manuscripts. Most items are scanned at 600 PPI at original size, though photographic negatives are scanned at higher resolutions. Files will be delivered as JPEGs via Dropbox links unless otherwise requested in the Special Instructions section of the order form. (Specifications of audio and video files vary, but the highest quality available will be provided.)

    For materials that have not been digitized, an hourly rate applies rather than a charge per file. The minimum cost for such requests is $20. (Most requests for A/V materials that have not been digitized will be referred to a vendor.)

  • Photographic Prints
    Images are resized to fill as much of the photographic paper as possible, but final print area depends on the dimensions of original image.

  • Reference
    Fee may apply if no file name is given and the location of original material is unknown.

  • Commercial Use
    If intended use is commercial (see definitions below), contact ADAH staff to determine if additional fees apply.

Payment Options

  • Checks and money orders should be payable to ADAH. Please include a driver’s license number on personal checks. (A fee of $30 may be assessed for returned checks.)

  • Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are also accepted. Staff will call for card information; please indicate availability in the Special Instructions section of the order form. Regular office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central Time).

Use Definitions

  • Commercial use includes, but is not limited to, publication in any commercial medium in which the item(s) are a principal focus of content; use in films produced for commercial distribution; and reproduction on items of merchandise.

  • Non-commercial use includes, but is not limited to, the development of curricular resources for education; presentations made to public or private audiences with an educational or informational purpose; publication in scholarly or popular books, magazines, journals, newspapers, blogs, documentaries, and other productions with an educational or informational purpose and in which the item(s) from the collection are to be used for illustrative purposes.

  • Regardless of use, complete a use agreement form before publishing material from ADAH. [NOTE: Items from the Alabama Media Group Collection require a separate permission form instead.]