Manuscript Finding Aids

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The Research Library and Randall Gallery are now open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Masks are optional.

Please note: Not all materials in the manuscript collection are available online. If remote research is requested, the first 15 minutes are free, after which our standard fee of $35 / hr. will be assessed. This fee is in addition to any image-associated costs. For more information, check our Fee Schedule below.

Fee Schedule

As a private, non-profit library the Portsmouth Athenaeum relies on the financial support of our membership, as well as those who utilize our collection. The fees assessed for photograph reproduction and use fund the administration, care, preservation, and processing of the photographs in our collection. A great deal of staff time and supplies are required for our collections to be made accessible for research and preserved for future generations.

Athenaeum Proprietors, Subscribers and Friends: $.10 per page
All others $.25 per page


Display: lecture, presentation, performance, exhibit, signs, etc.

Proprietors, Subscribers & Non-Profits: First image, gratis Up to 5 Images: $20 Additional, $5 each

Personal use (researchers, individuals, etc.): $10 per image

Commercial: $25 per image

Advertising & Non-Editorial Use: Unbound materials, postcards, posters, brochures, calendars, etc.

Proprietors, Subscribers & Non-Profits: First image $10, Additional $5 each

Personal or Commercial Use: First image $25, Additional $10 each

Commercial: $25 per image

Print media for sale: books (per print run), periodicals, clothing, calendars, CD, DVD, etc.

Proprietors, Subscribers & Non-Profits: Up to 5 images $20, Additional $5 each

Commercial: First image $25 per image, $100 Cover use

Website: 75 dpi only includes watermark and link to

Proprietors, Subscribers & Non-Profits: $10 per image, per year

Personal use (researchers, individuals, etc.): $10 per image, per year

Commercial: $100 per image, per year

Film / Video Broadcast TV program, commercial studio release, news magazine, YouTube, etc. Inquire about World Rights

Proprietors, Subscribers & Non-Profits: $5 per image

Personal or Commercial use: please inquire

Additional Fees: CD Rescanning or new scan 

$2 per item/page


Payment is by check or cash only. If additional research is required, the first 1⁄2 hour is free, after which our standard fee of $30/hr. will be assessed. 

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