Publishing reproductions from our collections:

The fees below are assessed in addition to reproduction costs. Payment of fees may be delayed until publication.

Important: All users purchasing reproductions for any reason other than personal use must submit an Application for Permission to Publish (PDF) form. Requests for re-publication, reuse, or changes in use must be submitted in writing.

Books (For Profit):*

  • 1 - 4,999 print run   $15 per image
  • 5,000 - 9,999 print run  $20 per image
  • 10,000 - 49,999 print run  $40 per image
  • 50,000 print run and over  $85 per image

Periodicals/Serials (For Profit):*

  • 1 - 49,999 circulation  $20 per image
  • 50,000 - 99,999 circulation  $40 per image
  • Over 100,000 circulation  $85 per image*

* Fees cover one-time use, in one publication, in one language, and distribution only in North America or in one country. For one-time worldwide distribution in one or more languages, double the fees listed above. The same fees apply to subsequent editions.

Advertising and Promotion

  • Local (Montana) $85 per image
  • Regional  $110 per image
  • North American  $160 per image
  • Worldwide  $800 per image

Commercial Decorative Use or Display

  • 8x10" and under  $20 per image
  • 11x14" and over  $40 per image

Commercial Films, Television, Videos, CD Rom, DVD, World Wide Web:**

  • Local   $20 per image
  • North American  $40 per image
  • Worldwide  $50 per image

** Worldwide rights for all media in perpetuity are $100 per photograph.

For any commercial use not specified above, fees will be negotiated. All materials are the property of Merrill G. Burlingame Special Collections. Material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code).


Need additional information?

Information on our policies for requesting surrogates of manuscript materials found in can be found on our Photocopy Policy and Procedures page.

Information on our policies for requesting digital surrogates of our photographs can be found on our Photograph Duplication Policy page.

If you have additional questions regarding publishing reproductions from our collections, please contact:

Heather Hultman
Special Collections
Phone: (406) 994-7515


Adopted June 25, 2014

Rev. 03/02/2018