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Permission to Publish

The University Archives complies with United States copyright law ( U.S. Copyright Act of 1976, 90 Stat 2541; U.S. Code Title 17). It is understood that the Copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and reproductions of copyrighted material. It is therefore understood that the publishing party assumes all responsibility for obtaining permission for use of any material where copyrights, literary property rights, or other forms of ownership of intellectual property may apply, in conformance with the provisions of the United States Copyright law.

Downloading, distribution, reproduction and publication of some material may be subject to limitations. For clarification of use restrictions for a particular image, please contact the University Archives.

Requests for permission to publish are to be submitted to the Archives by mail, fax and email. The applicant must specify the title of the piece, publisher, intended print run and publication date. The fees and permission are granted for one-time, non-exclusive use. Additional printings such as electronic formats, international editions or book clubs, require further permissions and fees. The permission to publish is not effective until the applicant receives, signs and returns the permission contract.

Supplying a photocopy is not an authorization to publish. Photocopies are provided for scholarship and research purposes only and may not be further reproduced.

The use fee to publish an image for "for-profit" institutions is $100.00. The fee is waived for non-profit institutions. All non-profits however, must provide suitable documentation such as a letter of identification.