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Copyright Ownership & Fees for Certain Ransom Center Collections

In some instances, the Harry Ransom Center owns the copyright as well as the physical material. When this is the case a copyright fee is payable in addition to the standard publication fees.

The following are collections for which the Center either owns or shares copyright ownership, along with the fees charged:

Fees are specified according to the status of the user (nonprofit/for profit)


David Douglas Duncan $150 per image
Eliot Elisofon $150 per image
E. O. Goldbeck $25/50 per image
Anne Noggle $150 per image
W. D. Smithers $25/50 per image


Ross Russell: Copyright for print rights handled by Harold Ober Agency, NYC.
Denton Welch: UK Copyright for print rights handled exclusively by David Higham Inc.; US copyright by Harold Ober Agency, NYC).

Performing Arts

For use of images in the following collections. No copyright payment is required for works by these artists/photographers in other collections.

Joseph Abeles Collection $25/50 per image
Gordon Conway Collection $25/50 per image
Fred Fehl Collection $25/50 per image
Bob Golby Collection $25/50 per image

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