Baker Library Historical Collections
Permission to Publish
Please contact Baker Library Historical Collections for permission to cite, quote or otherwise use information or images from the collections. Our primary concern is that other researchers can easily find materials that have been cited, but we also use these requests as a way to learn more about the dissemination and impact of our research collections.
We also make selections from requests to highlight recent publications through the Current Research listings.
To request permission to use materials:
- Contact the Associate Director, Public Services at Baker Library Historical Collections
- Describe your publication plans (title, publisher, date of publication, etc.)
- Attach all text, corresponding footnotes and/or bibliographic citations in which information from the collection(s) has been referred to or used.
- Please allow one month for the processing of your request, although R.G. Dun & Co. Credit Report Volume requests may take longer.
In granting permission to use items from its collections, 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.
Baker Library Historical Collections will provide an appropriate citation format at the time that the request to publish is approved.
There is no fee to use quotations or cite information from the collections.
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.