How to Order Audio and Photographic Reproductions

Copies of audio and photographic materials found in the Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection may be ordered by writing to the Reference Librarian, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., Washington, D.C. 20540-4610.

Please detail the specific items you are interested in having reproduced and the uses to which the materials will be placed. If possible, send copies of down-loaded printouts of individual items being ordered. Be sure to include a daytime phone number and a street address (phonoduplication orders are usually sent out by Federal Express, so a post office box will not be sufficient).

To Order Copies of Recordings

For phonoduplication requests, indicate the format (cassette, open reel, or DAT) you would like and the AFS Number listed on the item-level song record. The Library's Recording Lab charges on an hourly rate, billable in quarter-hour segments, plus the cost of tape and shipping. If you order materials that are not consecutive, each "skip" from one item to another is calculated as five minutes of engineering time to be added to the total.

The American Folklife Center will forward your order to the Recording Lab. The lab, in turn, will send you a form to sign, indicating that you are taking responsibility for the copies you will receive. You will need to return that signed form together with the estimated pre-payment, and the lab will then schedule the work. The process usually takes from six to eight weeks.

The Library's Recording Lab receives no tax dollars and operates essentially like a commercial studio in the Washington DC area. As of October 1999, the lab fees are $86 per hour (billable in quarter-hour segments) plus a set-up fee and the costs of tape and shipping. The latter fees vary according to the format you choose.

To Order Copies of Photographs

For photoduplication requests, indicate the size and format (slides, negatives, or prints) you would like to have plus the AFC Call Number listed on the item-level photograph record. In addition, please supply your mailing address as well as a daytime phone number or e-mail address. The American Folklife Center staff will contact you with information on specific ordering procedures.

For further contact information, go to the American Folklife Center address and phone numbers page.

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