Reproduction and Permission
Reproduction Policies and Procedures
The reproduction policies of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro are designed to balance the needs of our researchers with the staff’s need to serve as good stewards of the collection. Access and use of the collections always has to be considered in light of the physical condition of the materials, United States copyright laws and statues, as well as any donor restrictions to specific collections. For the visiting researcher, the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives recommend users to employ digital cameras to reproduce unrestricted collection items. These digital reproductions can only be used for private study, scholarship, or research.
A researcher who is unable to visit The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and use the collection in person may request reproductions services. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives staff directly for assistance. It should be noted that all reproduction of materials will be governed by any and all reproduction restrictions of a specific collection. For researchers who are making reproduction requests please be aware that the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives staff will make every effort to complete your request in a timely manner. But, please keep in mind that the turn-around time on a request will depend on the type of request, staff availability, and the number of existing requests being made.
U.S. Copyright Law governs the making and use of most photocopies and other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Most manuscript materials, sound recordings, photographs, and film created in the past 120 years are protected under Copyright Law. Transmission, reproduction, publication, or presentation of items generally requires the permission of the copyright owners. The responsibility for obtaining permission rests with the researcher. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro assumes no responsibility. To learn more about U.S. Copyright law, researchers should contact the U.S. Copyright Office.
Manuscript collections and archival records that include 20th century and 21st century materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications for which The University of North Carolina at Greensboro assumes no responsibility.