The Historic New Orleans Collection provides digital images of collection materials for a fee and subject to its General Conditions Governing Use of Materials. Scans may be requested for study purposes and for one-time use online or in publications, exhibitions, or motion pictures. 

Duplications of moving images and sound recordings are available for reproduction purposes. Music under copyright is not available for reproduction. Music that is available commercially is not available for reproduction.

All rights and reproduction requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. 

List of reproduction services and fees

To request photographic duplications of collections materials please fill out and sign the appropriate Notification of Intent, and return it to the Williams Research Center by email.

Request to Use Photographic Images for Personal Research

Request to Publish Photographic Images

Request to Exhibit Photographic Images

Request to Use Photographic Images on the Internet

Request to Use Photographic Images in Motion Pictures or Videos

Request to Use Moving Images

Request to Use Sound Recordings

Upon receipt of the Notification of Intent, your request will be reviewed by staff.  If approved, you will be sent an Agreement to Conditions Governing Use of Materials from The Historic New Orleans Collection.  This form is also an invoice for any charges that may be associated with your request.  The form must be signed and returned, and the invoice paid in full for your order to be processed.  Completion of a Notification of Intent does not, in and of itself, constitute permission to use collections materials. 



Patrons may use personal cameras or phones to photograph materials. Prior to taking any photographs please see a reading room staff member and read our photography policy. Permission is always at the discretion of the staff member.



The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.