Publishing Special Collections Materials

Permission to Publish or Display

The Special Collections & Rare Books Department encourages use of reproductions of its material in publications, broadcasts, public displays and on Web pages. However, permission must be obtained by means of the Request of Permission to Publish,Exhibit or Broadcast form. Permission is granted for a one-time use only.  

No user fee is charged to University of Missouri offices, faculty, staff, or students. Commercial and non-university publication, broadcast or display requires a $60.00 per image use fee.  Additional digital imaging fees may apply, according to the Reproduction Price List.

Materials for which Special Collections cannot grant permission

Special Collections cannot grant permission for works not in the public domain. Patrons may request copies of materials from the following collections for personal, individual use only.  Special Collections will not grant permission to publish, exhibit or broadcast without written authorization from the copyright holder. It is the user’s responsibility to identify copyright holders and secure permissions.

Comic Art Collections

As of March 2012, Universal Uclick holds copyright and licensing rights to most published Alley Oop and Boots materials.  Rights to other published comic art materials are held by various publishing or syndication companies.

For more information on copyright and comics, see U.S. Copyright Office Circular 44: Cartoons and Comic Strips.

Lanford Wilson Collection

The University of Missouri does not hold copyright for materials in the Lanford Wilson Collection. Please contact Special Collections for information on rights holders.

Mary Lago Collection

Rights to photocopied correspondence in the Mary Lago Collection may reside either with the original holding institution, or with an individual or estate..

Licensed Materials

Certain phrases, names, marks, and logos (e.g., The University of Missouri, the 'Truman the Tiger' mascot) associated with the University of Missouri have been registered or otherwise termed as trademarks. Please see the MU Licensing & Trademarks web page for contact information and additional information regarding possible licensing fees attached to the use of these trademarks.

Requesting Copies or Scans

See Duplication Services and Image Use Policies.