duplications & Permissions


We can provide copies of materials from our collections for personal research use. To place an order, please fill out the Duplications Request form and return it to us by mail or email. Associated fees are outlined on the form. Please note that patrons may use digital cameras without flash in the reading room to take images for research purposes free of charge.

Duplications Request Form

A duplication request does not constitute permission to publish or otherwise use the image beyond personal research purposes. Please see the Permissions section for information regarding using material in publications.


permission to use material in a publication

To use material from the archives in a publication, including books, journals, magazines, newspapers, films, exhibitions, presentations, websites and all other uses, please complete the Request to Use Material in a Publication form and return it to us by mail or email. Associated fees are outlined on the form. If you also need scans or digitization services, please see the Duplications section.

Request to Use Material in a Publication Form

The GLBT Historical Society does not hold copyright to all of the material in the collections. Further copyright clearance may be needed in order to use material in publications. Users must obtain written permission from the copyright owner and from the GLBT Historical Society as the owners of the physical material to use material in a publication.

Payments and Order ProcessinG

You can email these forms to reference@glbthistory.org or mail them to GLBT Historical Society, 989 Market St., Lower Level, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Once we receive your completed forms, we will contact you to arrange payment. Requests for duplications and permissions require 7–14 business days for us to process. We cannot accommodate rush orders.

Photo: Henri Leleu, The Purple Pickle, unknown date, Henri Leleu papers (1997-13), GLBT Historical Society