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Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions:

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of both published and unpublished materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish 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. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a duplication order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

Citation of Manuscripts

Proper acknowledgement must be given for all materials used.

In citing Archives and Manuscript materials, the following information should be included:

Item, Title of Collection, Collection Number, Box #, Folder #, Historical Manuscripts, Special Collections, The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.

Sample: Mobile Street Photograph (July 1964), Herbert Randall Freedom Summer Photographs, M351, Box 3, Folder 7, Special Collections, The University Southern Mississippi Libraries.

In citing de Grummond original materials, the following information should be included:

Item, Title of Collection, Collection Number, Box #, Folder #, de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection, Special Collections, The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries.


Ordering Reproductions

Digital and/or photographic reproductions of materials are available for a fee upon request. The estimated turn-around time for orders is two weeks after receipt of the Reproduction Order Form.

Provision of photocopies, photographic prints, or digital reproductions does not constitute permission to publish, distribute, provide internet access to, or otherwise display images generated by The University of Southern Mississippi. Copyright is retained by the lawful copyright holder, and it is the responsibility of the permission seeker to contact and secure permissions from the copyright holder. Where copyright permission is not granted, materials are only for use in private study subject to the Fair Use exceptions made in U.S. Copyright Law.

Digital Reproduction and Publication Fees

To place an order, please fill out the Reproduction Order Form and either email, fax, or mail it to:

Digital Collections
McCain Library & Archives
118 College Drive #5148
Hattiesburg, MS
Phone: 601-266-6394
Fax: 601-266-6269

Using these Materials in Publications

“Publication includes print (books, journals, theses, dissertations, etc.), electronic, digital, video, film, or microfilm.

It is the researcher’s responsibility to obtain permission to publish from the copyright holder as well as from Special Collections.

The University of Southern Mississippi has no authority to waive the privacy rights of individuals shown, described or written about in the materials contained in its collections. The researcher bears full responsibility for securing all necessary and appropriate permissions.

Publication of reproductions of materials in Special Collections is subject to approval and fees may be charged for such use. Permission to use materials must be obtained in advance and in writing from Digital Collections by completing the Intent to Publish Form.

The fees listed below are for non-exclusive use of a single item unless otherwise indicated. Publication fees are assessed in addition to photo-duplication or digital reproduction costs and are to be paid in advance of publication. Only those materials actually used in publication are subject to these fees. Rights will NOT be granted in perpetuity and are limited to a period of five years from the date of publication.

Publication and Reproduction Fees

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