Images available from the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections,
Princeton University Library. (rev. 3/9/2010)

Lewis Carroll
European Graphic Arts
Woodrow Wilson
Sylvia Beach
American Graphic Arts
Albert Einstein
Ernest Hemingway
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Graphic Americana
Western Americana
Historic Maps

About the Portfolio 
Portfolio is a web site designed to facilitate ready access to a selection of frequently requested images in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.  Included at present are only a very small fraction of the images found in the Department’s extensive holdings of photographs, portraits, illuminated manuscripts and miniatures, illustrated books, and works of art on paper.  For general information about the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, go to the RBSC web site and for specific questions about relevant holdings, contact the Reference Librarian /Archivist. Please be advised that while all images are available for photoduplication and reproduction in scholarly publications, not all commercial uses of Portfolio images can be approved.  It is library policy that Portfolio images may not be manipulated, and that their integrity must be retained. 

Photoduplication Orders and Payment  
Orders must be prepaid by check or money order in U. S. currency made payable to the Princeton University Library.   Be sure to include all postage and handling charges.  The Department keeps all negatives. Color transparencies are rented only and remain the property of the Princeton University Library.  Note fee schedule, size and format availability.   Please note that not all images can be provided in all sizes or formats.  You will be contacted if we are unable to provide the image in the size/format requested.  

Publication/Broadcast Fees 

There are standard fees for the reproduction or broadcast of manuscripts, printed books, prints and drawings, audiovisual resources, and other materials in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. In return for a fee paid in advance to the Princeton University Library, permission may be granted to reproduce or broadcast within a period of three years from the date of the permission letter. The Library requests gratis copies of any publication that includes Princeton images. Formal permission must be requested in writing. For information, contact the Permissions Coordinator, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library, Princeton, New Jersey 08544. Telephone: (609) 258-3184. FAX: (609) 258-2324. For purposes of pricing, the Princeton University Library draws a distinction between commercial and non-commercial uses.

Commerical Use and Fee

Commercial use includes (but is not limited to) for-profit publications (either printed or electronic); textbooks, trade books, reference books, supplemental course readers, and curriculum materials for K-12; motion pictures, commercial television, and video productions; large-circulation or mass-market magazines; printed or televised advertisements; large-format art books and facsimile editions printed primarily in full color and for international distribution; academic works published in press runs of more than 2,000 copies; calendars, posters, museum reproductions, postcards, and note cards; and other items made available to a relatively wide audience.

Non-commerical Use and Fees

Non-commercial use includes (but is not limited to) books, exhibition catalogs, and similar works published by libraries, museums, and non-profit organizations; public-television broadcasts; and other items made available in full color though to a relatively limited audience.

Waived Fees

Reproduction fees are routinely waived for the Princeton University community, including current faculty, staff, and students; as well as the Princeton University Press, Art Museum, Index of Christian Art, and other university offices or publications. Fees are also waived for black-and-white reproduction of a few images of textual or visual materials on inside pages of a scholarly journal (either printed or electronic), in an academic monograph published in a press run of fewer than 2,000 copies, or in a scholarly microform or electronic edition. Reproduction fees in these specific cases will be waived for everyone, whether or not a member of the Princeton University Community. However, even when fees are waived, existing photoduplication charges must be paid in advance, and permission to reproduce images must be requested in writing in order to guarantee that citations are accurate.

Copyright and Credit Statement 
The reproduction must be accompanied by a credit line for the Princeton University Library. The text of the credit statement will vary with the item reproduced, the medium, and the departmental unit in which the materials are found. Specific wording may be required with certain materials. Please bear in mind that in most cases Princeton University only owns the physical item and therefore does not assume any responsibility for copyright or any other legal issues involved in the publication and reproduction of items in its collections. In the case of both textual and audio or visual materials (including photographs, architectural drawings, audio and video recordings, and works of art), it is the responsibility of the user to secure permission from the appropriate copyright holder.  

Fee Schedule  
Photoduplication Fees  

For fees, etc. go to

Notice:  Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions 

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 specified 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.


I have read this Notice and agree to comply with its terms and conditions. I further agree to request permission of the Princeton University Library (and to pay an applicable fees) if I plan to publish, broadcast, or otherwise distribute any copies that I receive pursuant to this order and to indemnify and hold harmless the University if my use of any such copies gives rise to any third-party claims.


Agreed: ________________________________________Date____________________


For further information regarding copyright law and the “fair use” exemptions, please consult the Copyright Basics website prepared by the University's Office of General Counsel (

Updated 9 March 2010

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