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Terms of Use


Use of materials from Special Collections and University Archives must conform to current copyright laws. Users assume full responsibility for any legal questions that may arise as the result of their use of materials in the collections. For more information, see the Colgate University Libraries' information page on copyright.

Permission to Publish

Researchers wanting to publish materials from Special Collections and University Archives must obtain the appropriate permissions. For rare book and manuscript materials, even though the Department owns the physical item, the Department does not necessarily own copyright and therefore cannot grant or deny permission to publish. The researcher is responsible for determining copyright status, for satisfying all copyright requirements and for obtaining permissions from the author or anyone else who holds copyright or other publication rights.  

Copyright for records produced by Colgate University during the course of business is held by Colgate University. Permission to publish records of Colgate University must be requested by contacting Sarah Keen, University Archivist and Head of Special Collections & University Archives