Answered By: Jenny Swadosh
Last Updated: May 10, 2017     Views: 36

Researchers who visit the archives may take photographs for personal reference without charge using their own equipment. The New School Archives does not permit photocopying or scanning of materials by researchers. We do not permit use of handheld scanners.

The New School Archives charges $30 per item (page of text or image) to scan materials 11” x 17” or smaller. Items larger than 11” x 17” are outsourced to a vendor, and the costs are passed along to the requesting researcher.

Up to 10 scans are provided free of charge per project to New School-affiliated individuals engaged in scholarly research, including use in theses, dissertations, projects for fulfillment of class assignments, lectures, presentations, exhibitions and personal reference. New School-affiliated individuals may be charged an administrative fee for requests that require special handling. After 10 scans, the New School Archives begins charging its regular rate of $30 per item.

Reformatting (digitization of audiovisual materials or transfer of born-digital records) costs are calculated based on labor and fees set by external vendors, which are variable and subject to change. We will not proceed with any reformatting work without obtaining your approval of estimates.

Payment is required before orders are initiated. We accept cash or check only—no credit cards. We do not accept print credits at this time.

Turnaround times vary depending on request. Most requests will be processed in a minimum of 5 business days from the date The New School Archives receives payment. For large or complex orders, or for other reasons, it may take up to two weeks (10 business days) to fulfill orders. Rush orders are accepted at The New School Archives and Special Collections' discretion and may be subject to additional fees. Materials requiring special handling, including but not limited to oversize materials (larger than 11” x 17”), may incur additional charges based upon the labor involved to fulfill the order--these jobs may take longer to fulfill than 10 business days.

There are no licensing or permission fees for use of any resources from the New School Archives' holdings. If you wish to obtain high-resolution files from the archives for use in any context that constitutes publishing, The New School requires that you complete an agreement before we supply files.

Contact the New School Archives at for more informationto place a request, or to inquire about obtaining estimates.