The collections of the Idaho State Archives include over 500,000 photographs as well as maps and other visual materials. Images from the Idaho State Archives are used in a wide range of publications, business reports and products, educational exhibitions, family histories, office décor – and they make great gifts! Reproductions from the collection are featured in the hearing rooms of the State Capitol, where historical images representing a variety of time periods and subjects can be viewed. A representative selection of images is available for search in our digital collections.
Photo Use Policy / Reproductions and Permissions
Click the link below for the photo ordering packet; this will include reproduction and use policies, price lists and order forms.
Forms are accepted as e-mail attachments or can be mailed to the Idaho State Archives: 2205 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, ID 83712.
To discuss photographic image reproduction orders please call (208) 334-2620 or e-mail us.
The copyright law of the United States (title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted works. 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 purposes in excess of “fair use,” the 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 the copyright law. The granting of permission to publish by the society does not absolve users of materials from securing permission from copyright owners and payment of such additional fees as the owners may require if the Society does not own the copyright or if the material is not in the public domain. Applicants assume all responsibility for questions of copyright and invasions of privacy that may arise in copying and in the use made of the photographic copy.