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Permission to Publish from the R.G. Dun & Co. Credit Report Volumes

Please contact Baker Library Historical Collections for permission to cite, quote or otherwise use information or images from the R.G. Dun & Co. Credit Report Volumes. Permission to publish, to exhibit quotations, or to otherwise use information from the collection must also be obtained from the donor, Dun & Bradstreet, through Baker Library Historical Collections.

To request permission to use materials:

  1. Contact the Associate Director, Public Services at Baker Library Historical Collections
  2. Describe your publication plans (title, publisher, date of publication, etc.)
  3. Attach all text, corresponding footnotes and/or bibliographic citations in which information from the collection(s) has been referred to or used. If you send entire documents, the references and citations should be highlighted.
  4. Please allow up to two months for the processing of your request to use R. G. Dun & Co. Credit Report Volumes..

The following format is required for citations:

State/Territory, Vol. #, p. #, R.G. Dun & Co. Credit Report Volumes, Baker Library, Harvard Business School

In granting permission to use items from the R.G. Dun & Co. Credit Report Volumes, Baker Library Historical Collections does not surrender its own right to publish the items nor its right to grant the same permission to others. Authorization by Baker Library Historical Collections is not a copyright agreement and does not remove the patron's responsibility to guard against the infringement of rights held by others.

There is no fee to use quotations or cite information from the R.G. Dun & Co. Credit Report Volumes.

Baker Library Historical Collections charges a fee to use images from its collections. Use fees are paid in advance of publication and cover nonexclusive, one-time, one-edition use of a single image unless otherwise indicated. This fee also covers ancillary rights, such as use in marketing materials for that edition.

Any changes in content constitute a separate edition. To use images, quotations, or citations in a separate edition requires additional permission as well as additional publication fees. Permission must be granted, and the use fee paid, in advance of the publication of the separate edition.

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