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In addition to acting as a storage and preservation facility for tsunami-related resources, we also offer reproduction services for both personal and commercial use.  Please read these instructions on how to place an order with the Pacific Tsunami Museum Archives.

Ordering Reproductions

The Archives reproduces materials for commercial, personal, or research purposes. Except for items that are restricted by donation or copyright, many of our resources may be reproduced. We archive still images, videos, maps, books and papers. As much as possible, archives have been converted to digital format.

There is a selection of images available on this website under "Tsunami Photographs". If you are interested in additional photos, video footage, or publications, you need to describe what you are looking for so that the archivist can make suitable recommendations. Call 808-935-0926 or email the Archivist to request an appointment -

If you know which photographs you would like to order, you may click on this link to download the Archives Services Order Form. Fill out the form and mail to the Pacific Tsunami Museum 130 Kamehameha Ave. Hilo, HI 96720 or fax to:808-935-0842. Otherwise, you may email or call the Archivist to place an order. Please note the picture number when ordering.

Archival Services and Duplication Costs for Individual Use

For Commercial Broadcast and Publication see Fee Schedule

Digital Images
(includes research time to find, ensure copyright clearance, and appropriately size the image). Sent as an email attachment up to 5 MB or on your USB drive for higher resolution

Transcripts $.50/page
Video Interview Transcript
Price can be negotiated for prints of various sizes.


Note: The format of historical photographs may not conform to standard paper size. Therefore, the images may not fill the full paper or may require cropping. Note that the price for images is for a one-time use. Images are copyright and may not be used for other projects or given to others.

Research Fees
The Archivist is available for research assistance for a fee of $20/half hour.

Photocopies of materials must be approved by Museum Staff and are $0.50 per page.

Standard processing time is two weeks. Rush orders are subject to approval; allow one to three days for processing. There is an additional charge of 40% of the total amount for rush orders. Shipping and handling charges are not included in reproduction costs.

Commercial Use Fees
For reproductions that will be used commercially, i.e. for publication or broadcast, additional usage fees apply and written permission must be obtained. If you are interested in ordering material for commercial use, click here to see a breakdown of our publication or broadcast fees, notes on broadcast rights or feel free to contact the museum archivist at or at 808-935-0926 with any questions.

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Last Revised July 2013