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Indiana State Archives Fee Structure

The Indiana State Archives Fee Structure was approved by the Oversight Committee on Public Records on 1/16/2019.

Document Reproduction

All photocopy requests must be approved by the archivist on duty. Not all materials will be suitable for reproduction due to condition or binding. On-site copy requests will be filled on the date requested if staffing permits. It may be necessary to mail your copies, and shipping copies are excluded from pricing.

Phone, camera, or flash drive use is allowed in the reading room, but only by permission from the archivist on duty.

Paper Photocopies

On-Site Patron Copies$0.50 a page
Full Service Copies$5.00 for 10 pages, $0.75 for each additional page

Digital Scans

Image Scan
Less than 400 ppi
Image Scan
Greater than 400 ppi

Large Format Prints

Large Format PrintPlain PaperMatte PaperGlossy Paper
Black and White$3/ft.$4/ft.$5/ft.

Microfilm Copies

ServiceSelf-Service PriceStaff Provided
Duplicate Roll of Microfilm (Mini-Pos)N/A$50.00
Digitized Roll of MicrofilmN/A$65.00

Research Fees

The State Archives' staff will answer specific questions relating to particular individuals and collections, but research for Indiana residents on any one request is limited to one hour. Additional research may be conducted if time and staffing permit, but requires payment of $15.00 per half an hour, which includes up to 10 copies. Payment, including a charge for postage and handling, must be received before materials can be mailed. Checks should be made payable to the Indiana Archives and Records Administration (IARA).

Out of State patrons
Out of state patrons who request research by mail are charged at the rate of $15.00 per half hour, with a minimum charge of $15.00. This covers only the cost of the research. If any records are found, the charges for the charges for reproductions and shipping will be added; if no records are found, the research charge is still applicable. The staff will describe the resources which were reviewed and consulted via email or letter. Completed research results will be mailed after receipt of payment.

Aerial Photograph Research Fees
Aerial photograph research fees are $20.00 per half an hour for all patrons regardless of residency. Only the more recent wide format aerials from the Land Office are searchable by township, range, and section number. Patrons will need to supply the archivist with detailed maps of the area for which they are searching.

Other Fees

Blank CDs
Blank CDs for digital reproductions can be purchased for $1. t

Flash Drives
4 GB flash drives for digital reproductions can be purchased for $5.

Use Fees
The State Archives charges a Use Fee for the use of its images in publications, exhibits, or on websites. Please consult with an archivist. This form may be downloaded here.

Closed Institution Transcript
Transcripts for closed schools can be purchased by the student for $15 which includes the State Archives certification.

Certification Fee
The State Archives charges $5.00 to certify the authenticity of a copy or reproduction of Archives materials.

Electronic Record Index Fees
Electronic record index fees are $1.20 per individual electronic record index.

Shipping and Handling
The Archives generally ships items by first class mail and charges a fee for postage ad handling. Patrons can make arrangements for Federal Express or other document delivery services, if they supply their own account number.