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Archival research services & fees

The CSHL Archives provides access to our materials to scholars, students, educators, and the public for research purposes.

The CSHL Archives offers a number of services to assist researchers utilizing our collections. These services include:

  • Providing on-site access to our collections (by appointment only).
  • Providing access to our materials online via our Digital Collections Database and Digital Archives Repository.
  • Scanning material that is currently unavailable online.*
  • Answering general reference questions regarding our collections.
  • Conducting in-depth topical research using material from our collections.*
  • Working with scholars to promote their work by organizing presentations to the scientific community here at CSHL.
  • Additionally, we manage the rights to the images in our collections and can work with publishers to secure permission for reproductions.*

* For associated fees please see our Archival Research Fees.

Please complete the Archive Request Form to request services. For any other questions please contact us at archives@cshl.edu.

Archival Research Fees

Service Fees
Special reference/research requests $40.00/hr
In-house film shoot $100.00/per request

Digitization Service Fees

Service Fees
Scanning, cost per digital image created $10.00
Duplicate scan (creation of specific file type such as, TIFF, JPEG, etc.) $5.00
Duplication of existing CD/DVD $5.00
Conversion of VHS tape to DVD $50.00
Conversion of CD/DVD to Digital File (mp3, mov, etc.) $50.00
Outsourced digitization and duplication orders (in addition to vendor charges) $30.00
Use of personal camera in the reading room Free

Usage Fees

See our Permission Fee page