The Library & Archives can provide reproductions of certain materials within its collection for research use. The Library & Archives reserves the right to deny requests to reproduce fragile material, entire published works or items with access restrictions. Reproduction orders are limited to 500 items.
Please click here to submit a reproduction request.
The copyright law of the U.S. (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified by the law, libraries and archives are authorized to make a photocopy or reproduction. One of the specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than to provide 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.
The History Center reserves the right to refuse to accept any reproduction order, if in its judgement, fulfillment of an order would involve violation of the aforementioned copyright law.
Public Domain and Fair Use
The Library & Archives welcomes the use of materials in its collections that are in the public domain. Cornell University has published a chart which may be helpful in determining the length of copyright terms in the United States.
United States copyright law contains allows for the fair use of copyrighted material in certain situations. Please see the website of the U.S. Copyright office for more information on fair use.