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Requesting Images

Images in the possession of the West Virginia & Regional History Center (WVRHC) can be duplicated as prints or digital copies. This page will help you begin ordering images from West Virginia History OnView, the WVRHC online image database.

Please allow up to 3 weeks for the completion of image reproduction requests.

Please view our Rates webpage for available print sizes and pricing. Prices for image reproduction requests may include copy fees, preservation fees, and shipping and handling / transfer of digital files fees.

All image reproduction requests must be made by submitting the Image Reproduction Request form.


  1. If you are visiting the WVRHC in person, please ask the staff about procedures for locating and ordering images.

  2. To request a reproduction of an image from West Virginia History OnView, please fill out the Image Reproduction Order Form for Images from West Virginia History OnView.

  3. When your request has been submitted, it will be evaluated by a WVRHC staff member. You will receive an email with instructions detailing the next steps of the ordering process. An invoice for your order, payment instructions, and the Image Reproduction Agreement form for you to read and sign will also be sent to you. We can accept payment by check or credit card.

  4. Completed documents, including the signed Image Reproduction Agreement Form, can be mailed to the WVRHC, scanned and emailed to the staff member handling your order, or faxed to 304-293-6638. If you choose to fax any documents, please let a WVRHC staff member know you have done so. If you would prefer to pay using a credit card you may also call to pay over the phone.

  5. The WVRHC will begin processing your order when both the signed Image Reproduction Agreement form and payment have been received. Please note that we cannot accept electronic signatures on the Image Reproduction Agreement form.

  6. When your order has been processed, the WVRHC staff will mail you the requested prints or a DVD containing the requested digital images. Alternatively, in your order form you can request to receive digital copies of images electronically.

  7. Please allow up to 3 weeks for the completion of your image request. Requests for rush orders are handled on a case-by-case basis and may incur extra fees.

    WVRHC mailing address:

    West Virginia and Regional History Center
    West Virginia University Libraries
    PO Box 6069 - 1549 University Ave
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6069

    If you have any questions please contact the WVRHC at 304-293-3536.

Please Note:

  1. If you are requesting prints, you can choose from 3 different paper finishes:

    1. Glossy – high gloss photograph paper with the traditional look of a modern photograph

    2. Semi-gloss (luster) – a semi-glossy paper with less sheen used for photographs. This paper reflects less light when framed or displayed.

    3. Matte – presentation paper without shine. This type of paper is ideal for photographs that are to be exhibited in bright areas. The paper is not very heavy and does not have a sheen at all.

  2. All images are scanned at 600 dpi. Images can be scanned at higher resolutions for an extra fee by request.

  3. Minimal editing is performed on requested print reproductions. If you would like more extensive editing performed on a requested print of an image, please explain this in your order form in the notes section. Additional editing of images incurs an extra fee of $35 per hour. If you have any questions, please contact us.

  4. The WVRHC cannot, does not, and will not warrant and represent that it owns all rights to images within the WVRHC. Responsibility for determining if additional permissions are needed in regard to matters including but not limited to copyright and invasion of privacy must be assumed by the user.

  5. To request a print or digital reproduction of an image, map, or manuscript in the WVRHC archives and manuscripts collections, please fill out the Image Reproduction Order Form for Reproductions of Maps, Manuscripts, and Other Images at the WVRHC.

    If you have any questions please contact the WVRHC at 304-293-3536.

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