While positioned at the Archives’ research desk, users are permitted to take digital photographs of materials, provided that the following stipulations are observed:
1. Capture devices are limited to small digital cameras, iPads, and cell phones. All flashes and sounds must be disabled. Tripods, laptop cameras, SLRs, and lighting equipment are prohibited.
2. All materials must be handled with care. Unbound items should be photographed flat on the research station and kept in their original folder and order. Bound volumes should be placed in a book cradle, with no pressure applied to their spines.
3. Each user is responsible for keeping complete or accurate citations (collection, box, and folder number) for all items photographed.
4. No photographs may be taken of the Library, staff, or other patrons
5. We reserve the right to deny or revoke the photographic privileges of users.
6. Users agree that digital surrogates are for private reference purposes only and may not be reproduced, given to others, or published in any way—which includes posting them on the Web. By signing below, users acknowledge that they have read the copyright notice, and that it is their responsibility to obtain relevant permission from copyright owners prior to any attempt to publish their work.
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.