Commercial Use of Photographs
If you plan to use photographs from our collection for commercial publication, displays or online, we require you to sign a Permission to Publish Contract, which will be drafted by the staff. A sample contract can be viewed below.
Payment of an additional commercial use fee will be charged to non-Wyoming residents, businesses and government agencies requesting permission to use photos in our collection for commercial ventures. Please see below for a link to our Photograph Collection Use Fee Schedule. No use fee will be charged to any citizen, business or government agency in the State of Wyoming or for non-profit or educational uses.
Photographs are provided as taken by the photographer. We do not crop or alter images. Alteration of images by cropping, colorizing or digital manipulation is prohibited by our Permission to Publish contract.
The following use fees will be charged to out-of-state residents, businesses, or government agencies that request permission,
and that submit a Permission to Publish Contract to use one or more copies of photographs which are available from the
collections of the Wyoming State Archives. Permission may be granted for one-time use only. Any subsequent use requires
written permission and payment of additional fees. The use of any photograph from our collection must be accompanied by
a line crediting the Wyoming State Archives. A complimentary copy of any book, article, CD, etc. in which the photographs
are used shall be donated to the Archives. All orders must be paid in advance. For complete information about our photograph
use policy or the Permission to Publish Contract, patrons may request a copy of these documents from the Wyoming State Archives.
A. Use fee per photograph for T-shirts, postcards, mugs, and other accessories: - $125.00
B. Use fee per photograph for books, book jackets, posters, calendars, brochures:
1. Less than 5,000 copies - $15.00
2. 5,000 to 10,000 copies - $40.00
3. 10,001 to 25,000 copies - $80.00
4. More than 25,000 copies - $100.00
C. Use fee per photograph for serials (magazines, newspaper, etc.):
1. Less than 50,000 copies - $20.00
2. 50,000 to 100,000 copies - $40.00
3. More than 100,000 copies - $100.00
D. Use fee per photograph for videotapes, videodisks, CD ROM,
Internet or other software usage:
1. Less than 5,000 copies - $25.00
2. 5,000 or more copies - $75.00
E. Use fee per photograph for a commercial motion picture or
television production: - $100.00
F. Use fee per photograph for advertising use: - $100.00
G. Use fee per photograph for commercial decorative display
(restaurants, offices and stores): - $25.00
No use fees will be charged to any citizen, business, or government agency in the State of Wyoming.
No use fees will be charged for any non-profit or educational uses. Other requests for use of photos within the collection will be handled on a case-by-case basis.