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Publishing These Materials

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.


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

As custodian of collections at the University of Southern Mississippi, Special Collections assesses digital reproduction and publication fees to offset the costs of digitization and maintenance. Publication fees apply to print, digital, internet, video and film media. Publication fees apply to textual materials whether reproduced as images or transcriptions. In most instances, the University is not the copyright holder; patrons are solely responsible for obtaining permission from the copyright holder and for paying such fees as the copyright holder requires.


Intent to Publish Form

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 Special Collections by completing the Intent to Publish Form.

This form is for permission only. If you need high resolution images, please order using the Reproduction Order Form.
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