Copies and Reproductions


Reproductions  / Copyright Compliance  / Permission to Publish


We provide photocopies and other duplication services to all researchers at no cost. Limits on copying may be set by staff on a case by case basis. We cannot accommodate requests for entire collections or large numbers of documents to be reproduced.

Duplication services include:

  • Photocopies
  • High resolution scans
  • Low resolution self-service scans
  • Camera use

All reproductions must be for personal research or individual scholarly use (see our Copyright Compliance statement). If you use your camera or phone to copy documents, you still must comply with these limitations.

You may make your own copies using personal digital cameras or our low-resolution self-service scanners. All other copying and scanning must be done by archives staff. We reserve the right to set restrictions on copying and scanning in order to protect fragile materials.

Copyright Compliance

The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.

Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

The Norwich University Archives and Special Collections reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

37 C.F.R. sec. 201. 14(b)

Permission to Publish

We ask researchers intending to use our materials in publications to cite our materials in the following preferred citation format:

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Collection name; Box and Folder Number; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, Vt.

Alternatively, please email us for a preferred credit line in cases where a full citation is not possible.

We can make no claims about the intellectual ownership of the content of many of our collections. If requested, we can supply researchers with a written statement indicating that we have no objections to their use of our materials. Researchers should contact us with the following information to obtain written confirmation of our permission to publish:

  • Name
  • Mailing address, email or fax number
  • Nature (book, article, etc.) and anticipated title of the publication
  • Anticipated date of publication

Information about the publication of items from our collections assists us in improving access to some of our most unique holdings. For this reason, we ask that researchers consider providing us with information about publications that use our materials.

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