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Permission to Publish or Display

University Archives Materials

The Archives encourages use of reproductions of its archival material in publications, broadcasts, public displays and on Web pages. However, permission must be obtained by means of the Archives' Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast form.

For personal use, a Release for Personal Use form may need to be completed.

Commercial and non-university publication, broadcast or display of University Archives material requires a $60.00 per image use fee. Similarly, a use fee of $40.00 per minute (or fraction thereof) applies to film, video or audio segments. The use fee entitles the patron to display, broadcast, or publish the image in a single exhibit, broadcast, or publication title. The user fee does not entitle the purchaser to repeated or perpetual use of the image or materials.

While no user fee is charged to University of Missouri offices for use of archival images, completion of a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast form is required.

Publication or display of any digital reproductions must include a credit line approved by archives staff.

For additional credit line information, see the Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast form.

Special Collections Materials

The University of Missouri Libraries do not hold copyright on most collection materials, and therefore we do not charge usage fees or require permission to publish scanned images. The Libraries encourage use of reproductions of Special Collections materials in publications, broadcasts, public displays and on Web pages.  However, please be aware that the user is responsible for determining copyright status and applying for permission to copyright holders.

When publishing Special Collections materials, please credit the University of Missouri as follows:

Courtesy of Special Collections and Rare Books, University of Missouri Libraries

Have you used an image from the collections in your publication?  Please let us know.