Researchers may request reproductions of materials at the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture for use in personal research. The Avery Research Center will not reproduce materials if doing so would violate copyright law or donor restrictions, or if reproducing puts the materials at risk for damage. The Avery Research Center also reserves the right to set limits on the amount of copying or scanning it will undertake. Fees are meant to offset the cost of staff time, materials, and handling.


ItemCofC AffiliationNon-CofC Affiliation
8.5” x 11” B&W$0.10$0.25
11” X 17” B&W$0.25$0.50
8.5” x 11” Color$0.50$1.00


New 300 dpi scan (JPEG)$10.00
New 600-1200 dpi scan (TIFF/JPEG)$15.00
Existing 300-600 dpi scan on the Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL)(JPEG/TIFF)$3.00
PDF scans in grayscale or color$.50 per page (regular or legal); $1.00 per page Ledger (11 x 17)

Audio and Video

The reproduction or reformatting of audiovisual materials is dependent on the condition of the original and may take considerably longer than other formats. Pricing varies depending on the original format. Contact us to inquire about specific items.


8.5” x 11” B&W Copy$0.25


Note: All prices are subject to change without notice
Documents/ Images are not to be used in any manner without the expressed written permission of the Avery Research Center. Documents/Images are subject to one time use only. Any subsequent or different uses must be applied for and are subject to additional usage fees

Caption and image credit guidelines can be found here

Non-profit vs. Commercial/For-profit status
Nonprofit status will be determined by the ability of the researcher to provide the Avery Research Center with a non-profit tax ID number for the institution requesting the materials. Otherwise the researcher/institution will be charged the commercial/for-profit rate.

Books and Periodicals

Print RunNon-ProfitProfit
Under 5,000$20.00$40.00
Over 5,000$30.00$60.00
Cover Image+$15.00+$30.00

Other Production Usage


BUILDING CLOSURES: We will be closed to the public on Monday, May 27th.
MUSEUM TOURS: We offer self-guided tours Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1030AM-12PM and 2PM-330PM. Large groups limited 25 people or less per time slot.
ARCHIVES: Researchers must have a consultation BEFORE making a research appointment. Contact us in advance for further assistance