Image duplication must not violate donor agreements or copyright laws, nor may duplicated images be used for commercial purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming with laws of libel, privacy, and copyright that may be involved in his/her use of photographs, as well as manuscripts and all other records.
Please see our Forms page for the form to order reproductions of images and the form to request permission to use images.
U.S. Copyright Laws Affecting Photocopies Made by or for Library/Archives Patrons
United States Code, Title 17, Chapter 1, Section 107: Fair Use
The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
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