The Chisholm Trail Museum has a vast photograph collection including more than 25,000 images, negatives, and slides from the area and across the state. The highlight of our collection from prolific regional photographer Eugene Meacham. A finding aid for the Meacham Collection is available.
To order specific photos contact the Museum. Once an order or photograph request is made, fees will be invoiced and due. Orders may not be canceled once the processing has begun. It may take up to two weeks to complete an order. A rush order may be requested for an additional fee. A rush order may be completed in two to five days.
Research and production fee are nonnegotiable.
Meacham Collection Finding Aid Meacham Collection Finding Aid
The organization, creation of a finding aid, and digitization of the Meacham Collection was made possible through the support of the Oklahoma Historical Records Advisory Board Improving Access Grant Program, with funding support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Permission is not required for non-profit educational purposes, although the Chisholm Trail Museum must be cited as the source. Permission language includes "all media, all languages, worldwide in perpetuity." The Museum does not sign external permission forms/material releases.
Image Use Fees Commercial - $85 per image Non-Profit - $35 per image
Image Orders Photograph Scans 300 dpi - $12 per scan 600 dpi - $14 per scan 1200 dpi - $24 per scan
Image Standards Photographs are custom printed to fill specific orders and cannot be returned. We do not retouch or alter prints and existing imperfections including lines resulting from glass plate imperfection or negative flaws. Any adjustments made to the original image must be indicated in the accompanying caption or label.
Publisher Obligations Publishers shall furnish the Chisholm Trail Museum, without charge, one copy of each publication or book in which the Museum is indicated as being a source. Use fee payments are due prior to the time of publication and should be clearly marked as "use fee for photos." The Museum does not give exclusive rights to any publisher, author, or photographer, and assumes no responsibility for duplication of subjects by others and no responsibilities for claims by third parties.
Credit Lines A proper credit line is mandatory. Unless otherwise specified, all reproductions must credit as follows: name of photographer (if known), collection (if noted), "Courtesy of the Chisholm Trail Museum," and followed by identifying number. With printed matter, it is preferred that the credit appears on the same or facing page, the illustration, or, with other "sources of illustrations." Each reproduction must be individually credited.
Exception to Fees The Chisholm Trail Museum reserves the right to waive fees for the use of photographs by the Oklahoma news media in newspaper articles, newscasts, or noncommercial documentaries. In-state nonprofit organizations may also qualify for a waiver. Waiver requests must be made in writing. Please include your federal or state tax identification number.
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of the specified conditions is that the photocopy for reproduction is not used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research. If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of this order would involve violation of the copyright law. The Oklahoma Historical Society assumes no responsibility for resolving questions concerning copyright.
Donations Many of our photographs come from generous donors who want to preserve their legacy. If the subject matter of the image, or collection, is consistent with our collection policy we would be glad to accept new donations. Collections are accepted at the discretion of the Museum director. We do not accept photocopies or prints on low quality paper.
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