San Jancinto Museum of History


Image Acquisition and use

In order to duplicate images from the Herzstein Library, you must first download our Duplication Request Form (PDF). Simply fill out the form and return it by mail or fax (281.479.2428). You must have Adobe Acrobat to view this file.

Image Acquisition Fees* Nonprofit Commercial
Print of digital image, black & white or color;
existing file, printed in-house 8 x 10 or 8 1⁄2 x 11
$10 $10
Digital image, 600 or 300 dpi
$25 $50
Digital image, 72 dpi suitable for computer screen viewing
(cost will be deducted from larger digital image if ordered)
$10 $10
New digital photography or scan required, add
$10 $10
Set up fee for new photography
of large or 3-dimensional items
$75 $75

*10% member discount on above

Usage Fees** Nonprofit Commercial
Publication - (interior) one edition, one language
$25 $50
Ebook - (interior)
$25 $50
Bundle - (interior) three versions, print or electronic
$50 $100
Additional versions add per version to bundle
$15 $30
Cover - one edition, one language; print or ebook version
$100 $200
$25 $50
$15 $50
PowerPoint and Slide Presentations
$10 $50
Exhibit or public display
$0 $50

**Nonexclusive, worldwide rights – fee per use; reuse fee is same as initial use

Electronic Shipping Fees  
Digital image via Dropbox
Digital image picked up on CD

Shipping via USPS, FedEx, or other shipper can be arranged, $5 plus actual shipping cost


Researcher's use of own still digital camera, no flash, no tripod, for research use only, $15. Handheld scanners prohibited.

Photocopies: $.50 per page letter/legal size, $.75 per page 11x17 size; mailed (if necessary) at actual cost, USPS.

  1. Reproductions of materials from the collections of the San Jacinto Museum of History (SJMH) are provided under license agreement for the purpose indicated in writing by the user and agreed upon by SJMH. Conditions governing their use are specified in these Conditions for Reproduction and on the signed Image and Publication Request form, which creates a contractual agreement when signed by both the user and a representative of SJMH.
  2. All requests for digital reproductions or permission to reproduce images within the collection must be requested in writing using the SJMH Image and Publication Request form. SJMH will not sign contracts produced by outside parties.
  3. Permission to publish or display an SJMH image must be granted by a SJMH Image and Publication Request Form signed by a SJMH staff member. Possession of an SJMH image does not constitute permission to use it.
  4. Permission may be granted upon written request for one-time, non-exclusive use of photographs for publication, exhibition, or other purposes if the proposed use is specified and approved by SJMH. Any subsequent use of the same image requires separate application and permission.
  5. Usage rights fees may apply and may vary depending on whether a reproduction is for an individual, non-profit, or commercial institution and how it will be used (personal research, publication, exhibition, etc.)
  6. A price break is provided to non-profit entities only if proper and appropriate proof of non-profit status is included on the order form in the space provided.
  7. The reproduction may not be bled off the page, cropped, or altered without permission. When a detail is used, it must be identified as such. Nothing may be superimposed on the reproduction and it may not be reproduced on colored stock.
  8. A credit line must appear with the image, or on a credit page indication the page number of the image. The credit line will read “The San Jacinto Museum of History”, and will include the artist’s or creator’s name when known.
  9. Images posted on the World Wide Web must be posted at no greater than 72 dpi and 750 x 500 pixels. SJMH reserves the right to request the removal of its images from any web site.
  10. Please note that a 600 dpi file may not be available for all images.
  11. In granting permission to publish or use an image, SJMH does not transfer any rights that it owns, and permission is granted only to the extent of SJMH’s ownership of the rights related to the request. Consideration of the requirements or copyrights is the responsibility of the author, producer and publisher. Applicants assume all responsibility for questions of copyright and invasion of privacy that may arise in reproductions.
  12. When an image from the SJMH collection is published, a complete copy of the publication must be presented, without charge, to the SJMH’s Albert and Ethel Herzstein Library.
  13. Payment must be received before media will be provided. Please wait for an invoice before making payment. Payment may be made by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, or check made out to: San Jacinto Museum of History.
  14. SJMH reserves the right not to duplicate any book or manuscript that in the judgment of the staff may be harmed in the process, or due to issues regarding ownership or donor-instituted restrictions.
  15. Users will not quote or otherwise reproduce in part or in whole any archival material, without citing SJMH and without giving explicit written acknowledgement of the collection from which it was obtained, as designated on the finding aid to the archival material.