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Copy Services

The records of the Archives of Manitoba, including those of the Hudson's Bay Company Archives, come in a variety of media. These records can be copied in a range of formats including photocopies, microfilm prints, microfilm scans, photographic reproductions, onsite filming and digital copies and audio visual reproductions.

Guides and forms for copies are below.

Copies provided are subject to the Archives of Manitoba's Terms Governing the Use of Copies pdf. For information about citing archival records, please consult the Archives of Manitoba’s Citation Guide pdf.

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Photocopies, Microfilm Prints and Microfilm Scans

Because of the unique nature of the records, all photocopying is done by Archives staff. The waiting period for photocopies depends upon the volume of requests, but deadlines are always respected.

You are permitted to make your own copies from microfilm using the microfilm reader/printers in the research room. You can make copies using a copy card that may be purchased at the reception desk in the Archives Research Room.

You are permitted to make your own scans from microfilm using the microfilm scanner in the research room.

Contact us if you have any questions.

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Photographic Reproductions

Photographing records with your own camera

The Archives of Manitoba permits copying of archival records by clients with via cameras, provided that the condition of the records is not compromised and that there are no restrictions on copying.

  • Consult the Terms Governing Use of Copies PDF.
  • Follow all staff instructions. It is their job to ensure the safety of the records at all times.
  • Ensure that the original order of the records is maintained.
  • Use supports (easels, cradles, weights, etc) provided by staff, as directed.
  • Consult a staff person before removing records from protective enclosures to determine if it is permitted.
  • Do not place records on the floor.
  • Do not lean on or put pressure on the record.
  • Do not stand on chairs, tables or stools to photograph records.

Ordering professionally photographed reproductions

The Archives of Manitoba can provide photographic reproductions of most records in its holdings. Photographic reproduction services are contracted out to the private sector. NOTE: all reproductions are made to order and you pay the contractor directly. Contact us if you have any questions.

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Moving Images and Sound Reproductions

The Archives of Manitoba will provide reproductions of audio visual records where possible. Reproductions are supplied by Archives staff or by a local production house. Note: you will be required to complete and sign an Archives of Manitoba Release Agreement which outlines the terms governing the use of moving images and sound reproductions.

Contact us if you have any questions.

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