The ICHS Archives
Policies and Fees
- A related purpose of these archives is to
provide Society members with a source of prototypical material for
modeling and other personal historical purposes.
- We realize that these archives may also be of
interest to railroad fans and historians who are not members of the
Society. Every effort will be made to accommodate these individuals.
However, we are a volunteer organization, our time and effort
constraints may make such effort difficult in a timely manner.
- Requests from publications for material to be
used in connection with news and/or feature articles in both mass media
and limited circulation publications and newspapers will be considered
on an individual basis.
- Material requested for use in books, videos,
advertisements, by model manufacturers, and for other commercial use
will also be considered on an individual basis.
- All use of Illinois Central Railroad
Historical Society archive material will depend on the accessibility of
the requested material and the manner and form in which it can be made
The material provided by ICHS
is intended for personal use only. The material cannot be re-copied,
scanned, or distributed without approval and written permission from
the ICHS Board of Directors. For Commercial use of ICHS materials
please contact the ICHS Board of Directors for applicable fees and
charges. A letter agreement will be required for personal and
ICHS members requesting copies from archive material for personal use
will be charged a fee that is twice the actual cost of reproduction and
postal expenses. The charge outlined in No. 1 below will be waived for
Society members if research time is an hour or less.