Information For Researchers

Image Reproduction Services

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The Congressional and Political Research Center, the Special Collections Department and the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library offer scanning for publication and broadcast.  Researchers may select individual items from unrestricted collections and request high resolution scans suitable for publication.  Scans will be created as unenhanced, unaltered TIFF scanned in color.  Delivery format may be specified by the researcher.

Image Reproduction Terms and Conditions
The MSU Libraries collections will create digital image files of unrestricted materials in accordance with the following terms and conditions:

  • Researchers will complete and sign a Reproduction Request and Agreement for each collection.  
  • Items selected for reproduction must be properly identified by the researcher prior to scanning.  
  • A collection’s restrictions may prohibit its reproduction.  
  • Images are provided for personal reference and research purposes unless written permission to publish is granted.
  • Images will not be added to the holdings of another library or archival repository.  
  • The MSU Libraries collections reserve the right to refuse or to limit a reproduction request at staff’s discretion.  
  • Reproduction of materials will be governed by any and all of the restrictions that govern the research use of a specific collection.

U.S. Copyright law governs the making and use of most photocopies and other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Most manuscripts, sound recordings, photographs and moving images created in the past 120 years are protected under the copyright law. Transmission, reproduction, publication, or presentation (public display, performance, Internet presentation) of protected items require the permission of the copyright owners. For more information on copyright, contact the U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright status and information on copyright holders can be difficult to determine for archival and manuscript collections. The responsibility for obtaining permissions rests with the researcher.

Collections that include twentieth and twenty-first century materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which Mississippi State University assumes no responsibility.