Publication & Reproduction Policies

Reproduction: If photocopying or digital reproduction can be done without injury to the materials, does not violate copyright or other restrictions, and does not consist of more than ten percent of the collection, a single copy of any item will be made for the researcher's personal use upon payment of appropriate fees. Said copies may not be later duplicated or transferred to or deposited with another person or institution. For some collections, the researcher may be requested to return the copies after use. Photocopies are $0.50/page with a $5.00 minimum. Only digital copies of images are possible and are supplied on CD for $25.00 per image.

Publication: If you wish to publish, use in a film, mount on a web page, or exhibit original material from Special Collections, you must make written application for permission to the Director of Special Collections. This permission is granted only for one-time use, in one publication, exhibit, or activity, in one edition, and in one language. Each use of materials must be accompanied by proper credit to Special Collections/Musselman Library, Gettysburg College. In granting permission, Special Collections does not surrender its right to exhibit, publish, or otherwise reproduce the materials, nor to grant permission to others to do so. It is the user’s responsibility to guard against the infringement of copyright.

Publication/Exhibition of Images: In addition to the reproduction, shipping and handling fees for images from our collections, use fees are charged for all uses of our photographic images. Income from these publication/exhibit fees provides the primary funds for the conservation and preservation of and access to our photographic collections. Subsequent use of any sort requires specific written permission and payment of the requisite use fee of $50.00 per image and/or a copy of the book or activity if relevant to our collections.

Copyright: Special Collections assumes no responsibility for infringement of copyright. The researcher is responsible for obtaining the necessary publication rights and copyright clearances for reproduction or publication.

For questions regarding use of these digital materials contact Special Collections. Requests for digital files are considered by the staff on a case-by-case basis, in accordance with Special Collections' photo-duplication policies listed above.