Digitization on Demand

Request digitized folders and microfilm

How to Request Digitization on Demand:

Screenshot illustrating how to select checkboxes and request digitization
  • Go to the Search and Browse interface
  • Find the folder or folders that interest you in any collection with a finding aid (there are currently more than 1,400 collections with finding aids on our website!)
  • Click the checkbox(es) corresponding to the folder(s) you would like to have digitized
  • Click the “Reproduction Request” button
  • If you’re not yet registered in our Aeon research request system, create an account (link opens in new window)
  • Follow the steps in our online order form and submit your request

What happens next? 

  • Our reference staff and archivists will review your order and you'll soon hear back from us asking for your payment of $37.50 per folder *  or $40.00 per reel of microfilm.
  • We’ll deliver a PDF of the full contents of the folder(s) you requested within six weeks of payment.*
  • We will ultimately put this digitized material online, linked to its appropriate finding aid, so anyone in the world can access.
  • We’ll use the reproduction statistics from Digitization on Demand to help inform how we prioritize collections for full digitization.

* Materials that may not be eligible for our Digitization on Demand service, may incur additional charges, and/or require additional time to fulfill include, but are not limited to:

  • Bound materials such as scrapbooks
  • Published materials such as books
  • Slides, negatives, and glass plate negatives
  • Oversized items
  • Fragile materials
  • Restricted materials

Interested in reproductions from collections without a finding aid? 

Use the “Request a Reproduction” link from the collection description on our website to request reproductions from collections lacking folder-level description. Our reference staff will work with you to determine whether these materials are eligible for PDF delivery.