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Research Center Services Price List

Visitors please note:
The Research Center is open to
Ramsey County Historical Society members and the public, Monday through Thursday between 12:30 and 4:30pm. 
Please call  651-222-0701 or email

How do I find Landmark Center?

The Ramsey County Historical Society's user-friendly Research Center is a non-circulating collection  documenting the history of Ramsey County and St. Paul.

 Ramsey County Historical Society invites you to do your own research at the Ramsey County Historical Society Research Center.  No food or drink is allowed in the Research Center.  Ink pens and markers are not allowed in the Research Center. Only pencils are allowed. 

Fees for research by Ramsey County Historical Society staff
First 15 minutes                                                                                                     FREE
Each additional half hour (non-member)                                                           $20.00
Each additional half hour (Ramsey County Historical Society member)        $15.00 

A minimum of hour is charged. Please indicate the maximum amount of time we should spend on your research request. By placing this order, you authorize us to increase your order total for the amount of time we spend, up to the maximum amount you authorized.  

8" x 11", 8" x 14" and11" x 17"                     $0.30 per page                                               
Historic Site Survey                                             $2.00 Includes both sides
Building Permit index cards                               $3.00
Includes both sides and all pertaining cards
per side each additional pertaining card)
Building Permit                                                   $12.50 preservation fee for each permit copy

Charge for faxing material to a researcher is $4.00 per order plus the per page cost for making the copies that have to be prepared to facilitate faxing.
The Ramsey County Historical Society limits photocopying to a maximum of 25 pages per person per day, dependent on staff availability to do the copying.
No photocopies or digital scans of plat maps are allowed.
Ramsey County Historical Society reserves the right to decline to reproduce fragile items.

 Photographic Services
 Digital Imaging Services
All files are created using a flatbed scanner. All scans will be emailed as a JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) which can be opened by most operating systems.

 150 dpi, low resolution scans to be Email as a JPEG file
(web display, power point, school reports, photocopies, reproduction, etc.)
$7.00 per scan

 300 dpi, medium resolution scans to be Email as a JPEG file
(desktop publishing, newsprint, reports, etc.)

600 dpi, high resolution scans to be Email as a JPEG file
( publishing, books, advertisings, etc.)

 Possession of  Ramsey County Historical Society images does not give permission for use it.
To request permission to use an image in display, advertising, broadcast or to reproduce it in a print project you must fill out a request form and pay the appropriate fee, as described under  "Use Fees" as follows.

St. Paul Building Permits 1883-1975
There is a preservation fee of $12.50 for each permit copy you request.
The charge for a Building Permit index card is $3.00 (up to 6 pages) which includes both sides and all pertaining cards. Permit copy orders will be mailed within two weeks of your request receipt.

Please contact 651-222-0701 or
research@rchs.com to place your order and arrange payment.

Mail and phone orders must be prepaid by check or credit.
Send payment or purchase order of any inquiries to:
Ramsey County Historical Society
75 W 5th  Street #323
St. Paul, MN 55102
Phone: (651)222-0701
Fax: (651)223-8539

Shipping and Handling
$5.00 for purchases up to $20
$10.00 for purchases over $20 to $50
$20.00 for purchases over $50

Commercial Use Fees for all media usage
Request Permission to Publish, Display, or Broadcast Reproduction forms
a can be obtained by contacting 651-222-0701 or
research@rchs.com. Please include the completed form with your order.

 Ramsey County Historical Society Fee Schedule for Media Duplication, 2009   
Media Usage Scenario: Use Fee:
Editorial use in book or magazine (Minnesota Residents or corporations) $30
Editorial use in book or magazine (Non-profit 501(3)& University Press $30
Editorial use in book or magazine (Non-Minnesota residents or corporations)  $50
Cover of Book or Magazine $150
Brochures and items for free distribution $17
Study/Reference Print $11
Exhibit Scans (Minnesota non-profit organizations) $30
Exhibit Scans (Minnesota Commercial and non-Minnesota Organizations) $65
Power point for lectures and classroom use $15
Web use $25
Broadcast Public TV $30
Broadcast US Market only $50
Broadcast world market $100
Media bundle world market broadcast and video/DVD $150
Film or video U.S. market only $100
Film or video world rights $150
Advertising U.S. market (one ad, all media) $300
Advertising world market (one ad, all media) $500
Book under 1000 copies $15
Book 1000 - 5000 copies $30
Book 5001 - 25000 copies $50
Book over 25001 copies $100
Newspapers/Magazines  $35
Merchandise items (Calendars, note cards, coffee mugs, posters, artwork, etc.) $50
Public Display (lobbies, restaurants, etc.) $30


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States 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 these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "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 purposed 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 the order would involve violation of copyright law.


Our Mission
"The Ramsey County Historical Society inspires current and future generations to learn from
and value their history by engaging in a diverse program of presenting, publishing and preserving." 

The place for St. Paul & Ramsey County, Minnesota history.
Ramsey County Historical Society programs include a research center, St. Paul & Ramsey County MN history magazine, 
historical exhibits, historic site attraction the Gibbs Museum of Pioneer and Dakotah Life.

323 Landmark Center, 75 West Fifth Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102    
Phone: (651) 222-0701, Fax: (651) 223-8539

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