As part of its effort to increase access to primary sources for research use, Special Collections and Archives provides online access to digital copies of select materials from its collections.

United States copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code) protects the rights of the creators of the original materials. Although reasonable effort was made to identify the copyright holder for these materials, the researcher has ultimate responsibility for copyright compliance.

Researchers desiring to publish or otherwise commercially use these materials must determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions.

The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Permitted fair use includes private study, research or scholarship; and commentary, criticism, or review.

The W. Frank Steely Library is interested in hearing from any copyright holders who are not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided in the future.