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Ordering Copies

Digital Copies of Bird's-Eye Views

Copies of high resolution scans of the bird's-eye views (300 dpi or higher resolution) can be purchased in digital form. The charge for the first digital image ordered is $6.00. Additional scans can be added to the same order for $3.00 per scan. We will post the image(s) to a temporary website and provide you with a link to download it(them). If you prefer to receive the image(s) burned to a disk, we charge $1.00 per disk and $1.00 for shipping.

Print Reproductions of Bird's-Eye Views

The Clarke Historical Library has a limited capacity to create paper copies of the bird's-eye views. The Library can print scans on paper the measures approximately 18 x 24 inches in size. Bird's-eye views that were originally printed in a size equal to or smaller than 18 x 24 inches will be printed at their original size. Paper will not be trimmed should the original size of the view be smaller than the size of the paper. Bird's-eye views that were originally printed in a larger format than 18 x 24 inches will be proportionally reduced to fit onto 24" long paper. Paper copies will be mailed rolled in a mailing tube via USPS. The charge for each view printed on paper, including shipping and handling, is:

18 x 24 inches (photo satin paper) $24.00

18 x 24 inches (glossy photo paper) $25.00

Please note that regardless of the size of an original image, if an individual elects to have the image printed on either photo satin paper or glossy photo paper, the fee will be that requested for an 18 x 24 inches image using the requested paper.

Copying in any format will typically take seven to ten business days from the placing of the order until the order is mailed from the Clarke Historical Library.

To arrange for a copy to be made please contact us at (please put "bird's-eye view request" in the subject line of your e-mail) or telephone the library at (989) 774-3352. Please specify the view desired, format in which you which the view provided, your telephone number, and USPS mailing address. The Clarke Historical Library does not accept credit card payments.

Exceptions to Reproduction Policy

Some of the bird's-eye views available on this website were supplied by partnering institutions rather than the Clarke Historical Library. Some of those institutions have asked that requests for copies be directly sent to them, rather than being handled by the Clarke. These bird's-eye views include:

Dowagiac (1890)
Contact the Southwestern Michigan College Museum to obtain a copy: or (269) 782-1374.

University of Michigan (1908), Crystal Lake (Frankfurt) (1890), Big Rapids (1880), University of Michigan (1874), Ann Arbor (1886)
Contact the Bentley Historical Library of the University of Michigan to obtain a copy: or (734) 764-3482

Houghton (1881), Saline (1872), Jonesville (1872), Montague (1880), Whitehall (1880)
Instructions for the State Archives of Michigan is still pending.

Traverse City (1879)
Contact the Traverse City History Center: or (231) 995-0313 ext. 104