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  • Anyone with interest in Special Collections is encouraged to use the holdings made available in Special Collections and on this website for educational and research purposes.  Downloading materials from this website is permitted, on the condition that proper attribution of the source in all copies is provided; however, this does not grant permission to publish.  For any other uses of material from Special Collections and/or associated websites, please contact us. These uses include publication, commercial products, broadcast and other uses that do not fall under provision of fair use in the United States Copyright Law.
  • Special Collections and University Archives may charge processing, permission and/or use fees for commercial and non-profit use of material in its collections. 
  • Selected manuscripts, images and pages from books may be copied if the items can withstand the stress of copying.
  • Reproduction of entire collections or substantial portions of a collection is not permitted in order to safeguard the integrity and uniqueness of research materials entrusted to our care. 
  • In our Reading Room, limited, controlled photography by researchers for private research use only is permitted; however, photography of selected collections and/or materials is not allowed due to certain restrictions. Please ask before taking any photographs.
  • Copies and photographs are allowed with the understanding that they are for the convenience of the individual who takes them in order to facilitate research and that they may not be consulted by or transferred to any other person or institution without written permission.
  • Special Collections and University Archives reserves the right to limit the number of copies made for or photos taken by any researcher.
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