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Museum Fee Schedule


PREPAYMENT is required from all patrons.

FOREIGN PATRONS must send their fees in United States dollars (international money order preferred).  We accept Mastercard, Visa, and Discover.

State and local sales tax (6%) is included on all items other than "Photocopies" and "Photographic Use Fees." 

Contact David Grabitske: 605-773-3798 or

Research Services

Research by museum staff: $21.20 per hour or by contract

The museum staff will answer your reference requests by e-mail, phone, letter or FAX.

We will provide up to 10 photocopies free.
$.25 cents per each additional copy for letter or legal
$.50 cents per "11x"17 exposure
Larger than 11"x 17" actual cost plus 25% (percent)

FAX SERVICES: $2.00 per page

Research in Person:
We are best able to accommodate you if you contact us in advance, state your needs, and let us know when you will be visiting. At least 24 hour notice is required. You can be granted permission to examine most museum objects that are in storage. Access to objects currently on exhibit may be limited. Research photography is permitted. Publishing any photographs of objects in our collection requires written permission and payment as outlined in the fee schedule. All researchers must complete a research registration form, and present a valid photo ID upon arrival.

Click to complete a research registration form.


Photographic Services

Scans:$10.60 per scan (Up to 600 dpi as either .tif or .jpg)
5x7": b&w $15.90; color $21.20
8x10": b&w $21.20; color $26.50
35mm slide: $7.42
Negative: $7.00
Custom processing: cost plus 20%

For Profit:
Up to 3 months: $100
Each additional month: $25

Up to 3 months: $20
Each additional month: $8

Regular (3-4 weeks): Cost
Rush (1-2 weeks): Cost plus 50%

Photographic Use Fees

Single Edition, Single Language (in addition to photo purchase or transparency rental charges):
For Profit Corporations, partnership, private businesses and individuals:
In-State: $20.00
Out-of-State: $100.00

Not-For-Profit Corporations and Government Agencies:
In-State: $10.00
Out-of-State: $50.00

Reference and Unpublished Research (local history, family history and disertations):
In-State: no fee
Out-of-State: $10.00

South Dakota State, Local and Tribal Government Agencies:
No Charge

Projection Use (public lectures, classroom instruction, and business presentations only):
No Charge



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