Library and Archives
Library and Archives

Library and Archives: A/V Services

Due to renovations in the Hoover Tower, recorded sound, visual materials, and moving image access and reproduction services will be limited during May and June. All AV services and reproduction orders will be on hold during the weeks of May 5th-9th and June 23-27th (June dates subject to change). For more information, please contact

The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact Brandon Burke (for sound recordings) or Stephanie Stewart (for video and film) at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

Recorded Sound Archivist
Brandon Burke
Tel (650) 724-9711

Visual Collections Archivist
Stephanie Stewart
Tel (650) 721-1223

Fax (650) 725-3445

Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford University
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford CA 94305-6010


The following is provided for your information only. Please contact us before sending payment.

Copyright Warning

Photographs and audiovisual materials are protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code). The Hoover Institution Archives does not own copyrights in most of its materials. The user is responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright owner.

A signed form, "Conditions Governing the Acceptance of Audiovisual Reproduction Orders," must accompany payment to initiate a reproduction order. Please contact us for a copy of this form.

General Information about Payment for Reproductions

Payment in advance is required. Checks must be in United States currency payable through a U.S. bank. No wire transfers.

All requests are filled in the order they are received. Please allow four weeks for processing.

California sales tax will be added for will-call and orders shipped to California addresses.

Please make check payable to Hoover Institution Archives. Send orders to Hoover Institution Archives, Audiovisual Orders, Stanford University, 434 Galvez Mall, Stanford CA 94305-6010.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

The Hoover Institution Archives is not responsible for orders lost in the mail.

Reproduction Costs for Film and Video Recordings

Contact Visual Collections Archivist for price quote

Reproduction Costs for Sound Recordings

Collection items not yet digitized

Source Format Standard Price Faculty/Student
Education Price
Open reel tape
$50 per item $25 per item
Cassette $50 per item $25 per item
Lacquer disc $50 per item $25 per item
Vinyl disc $50 per item $25 per item
Other media $50 per item $25 per item

Collection items already digitized

Source Format Standard Price Faculty/Student
Education Price
All formats $20 per item $5 per item

The term "item" refers to a single physical unit (tape, disc, etc.). Stanford University students can request up to five items at no charge per academic year, after which time they must pay the Faculty/Student Education Price.

Deliverable formats: MP3 file, WAV file, CD-R.

Rush orders (in the mail in 5 business days) are two times the original cost.

Fees applicable to each audio order

Internet delivery $0
U.S. mail delivery - domestic $5
U.S. mail delivery - international $12

Reproduction Costs for Photographs and Textual Materials

Digital imaging

Source Type Price
Color slides $20 per item scanned
Photographs, negatives, or documents $25 per item scanned

Other duplication services

Description Price
Photographic copy prints Contact Visual Collections Archivist for quote
Color slide duplication
Color slide from photograph, document, etc.

Additional fees per order (if applicable)

Set-up for oversize or fragile material $15
Internet delivery $0
U.S. mail delivery - domestic $5
U.S. mail delivery - international $12

Rush orders (in the mail in 5 business days) are two times the original cost.