duplications & Permissions


The GLBT Historical Society can provide copies of materials from our collection for personal reference, commercial or non-commercial use. To place an order, please fill out the Duplications Request form and return it to us by mail or by email. In filling out the form, please include as much information as possible about the materials you need, including a thorough description and most importantly, the collection name and/or six-digit collection number(s) of the materials requested. The collection number is a unique identifying number specific to each collection and can be found through our catalogue search function.

Please note that while it is rare, our collections do contain some materials that we do not have the right to duplicate, often because the donation was subject to certain restrictions. If we find that is the case, we will let you know as soon as possible.


Licensing/Use Permissions

The GLBT Historical Society does not charge fees for personal reference use of duplicated materials.

However, the use of reproduced materials in any format, including in books, periodicals, newspapers, exhibitions, advertising media, video, television, film, CD, websites, or other media constitutes some form of commercial or non-commercial use. Commercial use includes use in any profit-making venture. Non-commercial use includes use by nonprofit entities, public broadcasters, accredited educational institutions and government entities. Both commercial and non-commercial use require permission and payment of licensing or use fees, in addition to the duplication fees.

Please fill out the entire Request to publish form if you plan to use materials for these purposes, and consult our licensing/use fee schedule for a description of the associated fees.

Payments and Order ProcessinG

Once we receive your completed Duplications and/or Permissions Request form(s), we will contact you to advise on any use restrictions and associated costs and arrange payment. We accept credit cards, checks, cash and PayPal.

Requests for duplications and permission require 7–14 business days for us to process. We cannot accommodate rush orders.

Photo: Henri Leleu, The Purple Pickle, unknown date, Henri Leleu papers (1997-13), GLBT Historical Society