Image Reproduction Services

GHS Research Center Temporarily Closing for Renovation and Expansion

The Georgia Historical Society Research Center in Savannah will be temporarily closed to the public beginning Thanksgiving 2018. The Research Center will reopen in the fall of 2020 following a much-needed renovation and expansion.

Research and image request services will also be unavailable during this time. On-line resources will continue to be available on the GHS website. The administrative offices located in the Jepson House Education Center will continue to operate on a normal schedule throughout the closure. GHS educational programming and the annual Georgia History Festival will not be affected.

If you have any questions please contact Patricia Meagher, Director of Communications, at (912) 651-2125, ext. 122.

We regret any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to welcoming our members and patrons to the newly-renovated Research Center in 2020!

The Georgia Historical Society offers limited digital reproduction services of materials in its collection. Fee based scanning services are available for materials that can withstand the process. The staff reserve the right to deny scanning requests based on the condition of the materials, copyright concerns, and donor-imposed restrictions. Use fees for images intended for commercial and non-profit purposes will be assessed.

Digital reproduction of oversize documents (items larger than 11×17) are outsourced to The Great Frame Up in Bluffton, SC. Please see staff for pricing.

Please note: without exception, oversize documents will not be photocopied. At this time, GHS will deny requests to take oversize documents to large format photocopy services as machines used can be damaging to documents.

Use of digital cameras is permitted only at the reserved archives and rare book table. Fees apply to this service.

See below for information on ordering digital image reproductions.

Photocopy Services

All photocopying is administered by the Georgia Historical Society staff and will remain at the reference desk until the end of the patron visit. Staff reserve the right to deny copy requests based on the condition of the materials and copyright concerns.  Staff also reserve the right to complete copy requests at a later date. Personal notes and non-library material will not be photocopied.

See below for information on photocopy fees and procedures.

Reproduction Order Forms, Policies, and Procedures


Digital Image Order Form:

Personal Use Form:

Commercial and Non-Profit Use Forms:

Digital Camera Policy:

Copyright Disclaimer:

The copyright status of photographs and audiovisual material is often difficult to determine because it is affected by criteria such as the photographer’s employment status (i.e. work for hire), the date material was created, the date material was first published, and information associated with its first publication. It is the responsibility of the User to verify copyright status. Downloading an image from our website or any other website containing one of our images does not transfer copyright or property rights and does not constitute permission to publish or display in excess of fair use.