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Photographic reproductions of material in Special Collections are available upon request. Please see the Access to the Collection page if you need guidance in locating a specific image. Once you locate an images' eight-digit photograph number you may either come into Special Collections and scan the image yourself, or you can contact us to send you a high resolution scan. When you request a reproduction of a photograph, if its intended use is for any other purpose other than personal use, research or scholarship you must also complete the Permission to Use Form. This contract is necessary for all types of use of Special Collections’ imagesScanning and service fees apply.

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17 United States Code) governs the making of reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a researcher uses a reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that researcher may be liable for copyright infringement.

Items in Special Collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law. Transmission or reproduction of more than a single research or teaching copy of a protected item requires the permission of the copyright owner. The nature of historical collections often makes it difficult to determine the copyright status of an item. Whenever possible, we provide available information about copyright owners and any other restrictions as part of the description of each item. If a copyright owner is indicated, it is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission prior to any publication (including on the Internet) of that item. The UNLV Libraries provide this information as a service to aid users in determining the copyright status of an item. Ultimately, however, it is the researcher’s responsibility to use an item according to the terms governing its use.

We welcome contact from any copyright owner who is not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided to researchers in the future.

Use of online images
For any Special Collections photograph found online on the UNLV’s Libraries website, you may reproduce a single copy (print or download) of materials from this website without prior permission.  If you wish to use the image for any other purpose than private study or teaching, then you must you must complete the Permission to Use Form. Scanning and service fees apply.

To request copies or for further information, please contact Special Collections at or (702) 895-2234.

Updated: Monday, 08-Jul-2013 17:46:55 PDT
Content Provider: Special Collections Staff
Page Editor: Thomas Sommer