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Rules Governing the Use of Collections

1. Protection of Manuscripts. A user is responsible for the safeguarding of any materials made available to him or her. The user may not remove materials from University Archives & Special Collections (UASC) for any purpose or re-arrange the order in which they are delivered to her or him. Only pencils may be used in UASC. Manuscripts may not be leaned on, written on, folded anew, traced, fastened with rubber bands, or handled in any way likely to damage them. Food and drink are not allowed in UASC.

2. Permission to Publish. Permission to view manuscripts is not an authorization to publish them. Users who plan eventual publication of their work should ask about general restrictions on publication at the beginning of the research. An official written request for the right to publish or for permission to publish reproductions can be made when the applicant's research and writing have reached a stage where it is possible to identify the precise texts he or she wishes to publish. UASC appreciates a copy of any publication (except dissertations) which relies heavily on UASC's holdings.

3. Copyright. In giving permission to publish a manuscript UASC does not surrender its own rights to that manuscript or to grant permission to others to publish it; nor does UASC assume responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights in the manuscript held by others.

4. Reproduction. UASC can offer reproductions of most collection items. UASC reserves the right to request the return of copies, to limit the amount of material that will be copied, and to prohibit the making of duplicate photocopies from those furnished by UASC. Archival materials will not be reproduced in digital format except it limited cases.

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