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Photocopy Requests

Our staff can make photocopies from printed material and manuscript collections that we hold when an exact citation is provided.

What is needed to submit a Photocopy Request?

A Photocopy Request requires specific information about the title, author, and page identification. A citation to a book, pamphlet, or magazine must include:

  1. Title of the item, article or chapter title
  2. Author of the item
  3. Date of publication
  4. Call Number of the item

An example of a book, pamphlet, or magazine copy request is: Please send me Timeline, "A Painter's Struggle: Sala Bosworth," written by Kozlowski, L. J., November/December 1999, R973.05Tr82

A SPECIFIC CITATION to a manuscript or audio/visual collection must include the things listed below. If the request is for a specific photograph or manuscript item that is in a folder that includes more than 4 pages of material, it may be considered a research request. Our staff will notify the person who makes the request if research will be needed.

  1. Title of the item
  2. Author of the item
  3. Call Number of the item
  4. Box and Folder Numbers or Microfilm Roll Number of the item (if applicable)

An example of a manuscript or audio/visual copy request is: Please send me Papers 1735-1924, collected by Rice, Charles Elmer, MSS 1, Box 1, Folder 1.

The Ohio History Connection reserves the right to restrict reproduction due to the following criteria. If a reason for restriction exists, that reason will be explained to the person making the request:

  • Fragile condition of the item or record
  • Copyright restriction
  • Number of pages requested exceeds the policy for copying from a single item

Photocopy Request Fees

The base fee is $0.25 per page or scan. All photocopy orders include a base $10.00 handling fee. Photocopy orders over 25 pages will incur additional handling fees. Contact reference@ohiohistory.org for cost estimates. We will send a link to pay for this order through the Ohio History Store. If you would prefer, you may mail a check or money order made payable to the Ohio History Connection at the address below.  DO NOT SEND CASH.

Research Services Department
Ohio History Connection
800 E. 17th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43211

For questions about submitting a Photocopy Request, please contact us at reference@ohiohistory.org or 614.297.2510.