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Reproductions and Copyright

Request Process:

To request digital copies of materials on the Houston Public Library Digital Archives, complete the Reproduction and Permission to Publish Form and submit to the appropriate research center, found in the information below the image. Pricing and delivery terms are included in the document above.

    • Watermarked copies of items can be downloaded at no cost for personal or research use. 

    • A copy of an item without a watermark is available by completing the permissions form and paying the use fees.

Requests for reproductions of physical copies, digital scans, audiovisual materials are considered on a case-by-case basis. Conditions preventing reproduction may include but not be limited to the physical condition of the material, copyright compliance, donor restrictions, and other stipulations. The ability to fulfill a reproduction request should not be assumed in advance.


Please contact the appropriate research center for any questions about reproductions.     



Unless expressly stated otherwise, the Houston Public Library makes no warranties about the items on this website. You are responsible for your own use. You may need to obtain other permissions for your intended use of these items.  


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By sharing material digitally, Houston Public Library aims to make archival and other rare materials as widely accessible as possible. Houston Public Library works to ensure it has appropriate rights to provide access to materials through the Digital Archives. These materials are made available for personal, educational and scholarly use. 

We are always eager to learn more about the creators of the archival and published materials in our collections. If you are a rights holder and have a concern about material presented on this site, please contact us.