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Using Special Collections and University Archives: Copyright and duplication

Discover and engage with unique and historic research materials


While the Department of Special Collections is the repository for collections, we are not necessarily the copyright holder. It is the responsibility of the researcher to procure copyright before the Department of Special Collections provides their permission, as well as proper credit and citation language. The Library of Congress and the U.S. Copyright Office are good resources for questions concerning copyright. 

Request copies

The Public Services Division provides PDF scans, high-resolution tiffs, and digital surrogates of media: audiocassettes, VHS tapes, DVDs, CDs, and reel-to-reel tapes. Visit the Special collections website for more information on Requesting copies.