Rights and Usage Fees
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum Archives photographs, drawings, film, audio recordings or other materials may not be reproduced, resold, or commercially used without specific written permission from the Smithsonian Institution.
Permission to reproduce works in the collections of the National Air and Space Museum Archives must be requested in writing. The request must indicate the exact purpose of the reproduction, including title, author, publisher, approximate print run and publication date for books or magazines or equivalent information for video, film, web or other use. Fees for uses not shown below will be determined on a case by case basis.
Fees shown are for one-time, non-exclusive use, world rights. Reuse of material in later editions will be considered a new request.
|Format||Fee per item used|
|Provision of digital image - 600 ppi RGB TIFF at 6000 pixels in the long dimension or the best quality available. Older image scans may be 300 ppi at 3000 pixels. Digital originals (“born digital” files) may be smaller.||$20|
|Use of still image in a book with a print run of 5,000 or under*||$20|
|Use of still image in a book with a print run of 5,001 or over||$50|
|Use of still image on cover of any book||$100|
|Use of still image in a periodical with a circulation of 10,000 or under*||$20|
|Use of still image in a periodical with a circulation of 10,001 or over||$50|
|Use of still image on cover of any periodical||$100|
|Use of still image in film or video||$100|
|Use of still image on web or internet site (commercial site)||$125|
|Use of still image on web or internet site (nonprofit site)||Negotiable|
|Use of still image in electronic media||$50|
|Use of material for museum project (application must be submitted by full-time staffer of museum)||Waived|
|Use of still image for miscellaneous application||$50|
|Use of still image in advertising or promotion||$300|
|Use of motion picture film or audio collection material||
$200 per ten minutes used or portion thereof, minimum ten minutes charged
|Use of motion picture film or audio collection material in advertising or promotion||$600|
*Applicants may request a waiver of fees for image use in a scholarly or nonprofit publication with a print run not to exceed 5,000 copies or in a periodical with a circulation of under 10,000.
- Complete the order form for your particular request and determine the total cost of the material you wish to have duplicated and enter it in the appropriate place on the order form.
- Refer to the SHIPPING RATES CHART below. Cross-index your location and the total cost of your order. The amount shown in the chart is the shipping charge for your order. Example: the shipping charge for a US$ 35.00 order to Canada would be US$ 15.00.
- Enter the shipping charge in the appropriate place on your order form.
- Total the duplication charge and shipping charge and enter this amount under TOTAL
- Complete the Payment Method block on your order form.
NOTE: You may not combine shipping for different types of orders.
|Location||Amount of Order|
|US$ 0.01 - 20.00 B||US$ 20.01 - 50.00 C||US$ 50.01 - 200.00 C||US$ 200.01 + C|
|United States and U.S. Territories A||US$ 3.00||US$10.00||US$ 15.00||(see note D)|
|Canada, Mexico||US$ 5.00||US$ 15.00||US$ 20.00|
|All other countries||US$ 8.00||US$ 20.00||US$ 25.00|
A. "United States" includes the fifty states, District of Columbia (DC), and Armed Forces overseas postal addresses (AA, AE, and AP). "US Territories" includes American Samoa (AS), Federated States of Micronesia (FM), Guam (GU), Marshall Islands (MH), Northern Mariana Islands (MP), Palau (PW), Puerto Rico (PR), and US Virgin Islands (VI). B. These materials are shipped in an envelope, folded if necessary. Shipments within the United States and US Territories are sent via First Class Mail. Shipments to all other countries are sent via Air Mail Letter Post. If you are ordering drawings larger than 8.5" x 11" and wish to have them shipped rolled in a tube rather than folded, please indicate this clearly on your order form and include shipping based on a US$ 20.01 - 50.00 order. C. These materials are shipped either rolled in a tube (drawing orders) or in padded envelopes or boxes (documents or microfilm orders). Shipments within the Contiguous United States are sent via UPS Ground; shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, or US territories are sent via Priority Mail. Shipments to all other countries are sent via Air Parcel Post. D. For orders greater than US$ 200.00, include shipping based on a US$ 50.00 - 200.00 shipment. You will be billed for any charges in excess of the amount shown
|Type of Material||Unit||Unit Cost|
|Paper Document, reproduced by researcher: Photocopies, Computer printouts. NOTE: 11" x 17" paper cost = unit cost x 2||8.5" x 11" page or 8.5" x 14" page||$0.15|
|Paper Document, reproduced by researcher: Prints from Microforms. Paper Documents, reproduced by staff: Photocopies, Prints from Microforms. NOTE: 11" x 17" paper cost = unit cost x 2||8.5" x 11" page or 8.5" x 14" page||$0.30|
|Oversized Paper Print from Microfilm||18" x 24" print||$3.00|
|Waco Aircraft Drawings from aperture cards "Prints made from an aperture card are $5.00 per Waco drawing number, regardless of the number of sheets required to reproduce a specific drawing. Some large drawings must be reproduced on several sheets. Each aperture card print sheet is 18 x 24 inches in size."||Waco drawing number||$5.00|
|Drawing on Paper||Square foot (to nearest 0.5 sq. ft.)||$1.00|
|Wright 1903 Flyer Drawing Set NOTE: Individual Wright Flyer Drawing cost = base rate x 6 sq. ft.||Set of 50 24" x 36" drawings on paper||$75.00|
600 ppi RGB TIFF file at 6000 pixels in the long dimension or best available quality.
Older image scans may be 300 ppi at 3000 pixels. Digital originals (“born digital” files) may be smaller.