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The Briscoe Center offers digital reproduction of images, video and audio from our holdings. Orders are accepted on a case-by-case basis at staff discretion and in accordance with donor agreements.

All requests are generally charged a Reproduction Fee (if applicable), a Preservation Fee, and if applicable, a Rush fee. Some classroom/lecture purposes are exempt from fees (see below).

Reproduction Fee: High resolution images are $20 per image plus any applicable Preservation Fees. Audio and video reproductions are $30 per item plus any applicable Preservation Fees.

Items that cannot be digitized in-house may be charged according to vendor rates plus any applicable Preservation Fees.

Preservation Fees for personal/research purposes: One Preservation Fee is assessed per reproduction for personal/research purposes. The Preservation Fees for personal/research purposes are either $10 for UT systems requesters or $25 for all other requesters.

Preservation Fees for publication or exhibition purposes: We charge one Preservation Fee for the primary media/format/language. In addition, we charge an additional Preservation Fee for each revenue generating media/format/language beyond the primary media/format/language, up to four total Preservation Fees. Once the request has reached four total Preservation Fees, we automatically grant “all media, all languages” permission.

Preservation Fees for publication are $10 for UT System, $25 for Non-Profit/Independent, $50 for Commercial working for a non-profit, and $50 for Commercial. Please note: multiple Preservation Fees may apply (see above).

*Please note: we consider a revenue generating media/format/language as any media/format/language that generates additional sales for the requestor, advertising revenue, or features sponsor/underwriter logos.

Rush Fees: Rush Fees are $20 per image for still images and $30 per item for moving images and audio.

Fee exemption for classroom and lecture purposes:

Exemptions from fees may apply for some classroom and lecture purposes. To see if your order qualifies, please download the Lecture/Classroom Presentation Form.

Turnaround time for reproductions may be up to six weeks from payment. Please let the Photo Services Coordinator know if you have a deadline. Rush service may be available for images needed within five business days of payment for a fee of $20 per image or $30 per item for moving images and audio.

Permission only requests can be processed within a day, if requested, at no extra fee.

To order reproductions:
Fill out the Photograph/Media Order Form – Permission to Publish Form.
Submit the form(s) by email ( or mail. (Fax is available upon request.) 

After we receive your form, the Photography Services Coordinator will email you an invoice. Prepayment is required for all orders. Please do not send payment until you have received an invoice.

Questions regarding our reproduction services?
Please contact the Duplication Services Coordinator at or (512) 495-4555.