Many of the materials in this department are extremely fragile. Therefore, certain materials (i.e. bound newspapers, tightly bound volumes, early manuscripts, and fragile material) will only be reproduced at the discretion of Cushing Library personnel. Although Cushing Memorial Library and Archives possesses the physical rights to the materials in its collection, literary and artistic property rights normally reside with the creator or creator’s estate. Copyright law (Title 17 of the U.S. Code) and the doctrine of educational fair use (Section 107 of H.R. 2223) applies to each request. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain the necessary permissions prior to publication. Cushing reserves the right to require proof of such permission. Certain materials can not be copied because of restrictions placed upon them by the donor or agency of origin.
As a general rule, up to 10% of a work under copyright and up to 25% of a work not under copyright will be duplicated.
Due to the nature of our material, photocopy requests require a minimum 24 hour turnaround. However, every attempt will be made to complete orders in a timely manner. Photocopies can be picked up at our first floor reception desk or mailed. Mailed orders may incur an additional shipping and handling fee. Large orders may require advance payment.
Reproductions may be provided from select pages of books, manuscripts and original photographs. Requests will be assessed on an individual basis. Under normal circumstances, scan and video orders to take from 5 to 7 business days.
For information regarding applicable fees, please contact Kevin O'Sullivan, Outreach and Public Services Curator.