Curation Fees and Invoices

Please make invoice payments using our secure payment link.  For accounting purposes, we ask that you only pay one invoice per transaction.

Calculating Final Curation Costs

When calculating total project curation cots, CAS, in consultation with the submitting firm, will assess the volume of curated materials and estimate final cots using the rates indicated below.  Total volume of records will be calculated from the total number of inches after duplication (minimum rate includes up to 4 inches with the duplicated set of records).  A 15% indirect cost will be applied to the total on the invoice. 

Listed fees assume that collections are in a curation-ready state upon submission with a 1:1 transfer ratio from submitters' temporary boxes to our standard size curation box (15" x 11" x 12").  CAS staff will inspect for compliance before a collection is formally accessioned.  If significant issues are present, CAS staff will contact the submitting firm about resolving these.  CAS can prepare collections for curation, or resolve outstanding issues with pending collections, with costs to be determined on a project-by-project basis.

Rates are subject to periodic change, and new rates will be posted online with the date of change.  Please be sure to check this page before submitting a collection for curation.  Any questions regarding fees and invoices should be emailed to our Curation Team.

Finding it difficult to compare costs with other repositories? We have created a cost calculator that you can use to estimate your curation costs for easier comparison. Just email us and ask for the calculator, we are happy to help. 

Federal Curation
Federal fees are based on the estimated staff time needed to curate Federal collections in compliance with 36 CFR §79: Curation of Federally-Owned and Administered Collections.  Please contact CAS to receive information about our annual curation rate for Federal collections.

CAS Curation Fees

ServiceDetailsCostPerpetuity RateTotal Cost
Curation, Records Minimum rate for records (includes up to 4 total inches after duplication, & includes cost for digital curation)$350.00 $100.00 $450.00
(Final Curation Ready, Digitized and Duplicated upon submission)Each additional inch$50.00 $50.00 $100.00
Records Digitization (only if not completed by submitter)Per 1 linear inch$50.00 N/A$50.00
Records Duplication (only if not completed by submitter)Per 1 linear inch$50.00 N/A$50.00
Curation, Materials Per box: 15" x 11" x 12" (1.2 cubic ft.)$425.00 $335.00 $760.00
Minimum cost for ½ box or less$212.50 $167.50 $380.00
Price per cubic inchN/AN/A$0.38
Curation, Combined Records & Artifacts for Small Collections0-2 inches of Records (including digital files), and up to ½ box of Artifacts$350.00 $100.00 $450.00