Reproduction Policies

Reproduction of manuscripts and books

Any photocopying of manuscripts or books for patrons is done by Special Collections staff. Depending on the condition of the materials researchers may be able to make their own copies, but this is on a case by case basis.

All photocopying done for patrons of the Special Collections is in place of note taking and is to be used for private study, scholarship or research and not for publication or any commercial purpose. Entire books cannot be photocopied. Portions of books still protected by copyright may be photocopied within the "fair use" guidelines. Fragile books, ledgers, and paper materials may not be available for photocopying due to their condition. Determination on what is too fragile for photocopying will be made by Gerth Archives staff.

Photocopying of written materials is governed by United States Copyright Law. See the section on copyright, below.

Reproduction of photographs

Selected photographs can be reproduced for personal research use. Researchers must apply in writing to receive permission to use photographs in publications or visual production. Reproduction rights are for one time use only. Duplication may be done through scanning or a photographic vendor. Images on our website cannot be reproduced without permission. Materials may not be re-used without the written permission of the University. Permission for in-house duplication is solely at the discretion of the Archivist.

Copying of photographic materials is governed by United States Copyright Law. See the section on copyright, below.

A description of the photograph, as well as the photographer's name and date of the photo will be supplied (if known) by the University Library.

For published photographs or primary resource material, the publisher will furnish the University with one copy, without charge, of the publication or media production in which the resource material appears.