Due to staffing limitations, research requests will be completed at the discretion of the library staff. Please be aware that in-depth or comprehensive research may not be able to be accommodated.
Patrons may request reproductions of collection material by telephone, mail or email. When requesting this service, please indicate the collection name and be as specific as possible about the document or information you seek.
The Special Collections department reserves the right to:
limit large amounts of collection material reproduction
refuse copy services for materials too fragile to withstand equipment use
refuse copy services for materials subject to copyright or other restrictions
For copy requests exceeding 50 pages in length, an additional production fee will apply. Payment for all reproduction requests must be received in advance and may be made by cash, check, money order or charge (Visa, MC, American Express, Discover). If you wish to use a debit or credit card, we would suggest you call us rather than emailing the account number & expiration date. If you prefer sending a check or money order, make it payable to Truman State University and mail it to the address listed under Contact Us.
FEES (effective July 1, 2012)
|Walk-In/Onsite Copy Request||$0.50 per basic* image||NO|
|$10.00 per enhanced** image||NO|
|Remote/Offsite Copy Request||$1.00 per basic* image||$5.00 (includes up to 5 basic images)|
|$0.50 per basic* image after Minimum Charge|
|$10.00 per enhanced** image||NO|
Additional Production Fee
for requests exceeding 50 pages
|$10.00 per 50 page increment||NO|
DESCRIPTIONS OF IMAGES
|JPEG (200 dpi)|
|PDF -- black and white (multipage pdf is charged by the page)|
|Production-Quality JPEG (>200 dpi)|
|PDF -- color (multipage pdf is charged by the page)|
|Other enhancements requested by patron (cropping, etc.)|
|Oversize Material Requests (exceeding 8.5"x14")|
When publishing or exhibiting from our Archives or manuscript
collections, please acknowledge with the following:
Courtesy of [name of collection], Special Collections Department, Pickler Memorial Library, Truman State University
Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions: The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction that is not to be "used for any other purpose other than private study, scholarship or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use" that use may be liable for copyright infringement.
Truman State University does not own copyright to intellectual and/or artistic properties of images or documents, published or unpublished, in any of our manuscript collections. Nor does the University have the right to grant any permissions which might be necessary under the provisions of the privacy laws. While it is not our responsibility to obtain permission for our patrons to use or publish, we will do our best to provide information that will help secure permission.
The following chart is provided as a quick reference for unpublished (manuscript) works and works published in the United States. It was originally published in Hirtle, Peter B. "Recent Changes To the Copyright Law: Copyright Term Extension," Archival Outlook (January/February 1999): 1-4, and is updated annually. The complete version includes works published outside the US, some special cases and more extensive explanations and may be found at http://www.copyright.cornell.edu/training/Hirtle_Public_Domain.htm.
Copyright Term and the Public Domain
in the United States
Type of Work
In the Public Domain as of January 1, 2010
|Unpublished works||Life of the author + 70 years||Works from authors who died before 1940|
|Unpublished anonymous and pseudonymous works, and works made for hire (corporate authorship)||120 years from date of creation||Works created before 1890|
|Unpublished works when the death date of the author is not known (1)||120 years from date of creation (2)||Works created before 1890 (2)|
Date of Publication
|Before 1923||None||In public domain|
|1923 through 1977||Published without a copyright notice||In public domain|
|January 1,1978 to March 1, 1989||Published without notice and without subsequent registration||In public domain|
|January 1,1978 to March 1, 1989||Published without notice but with subsequent registration||70 years after death of author, or if work of corporate author, the shorter of 95 years from publication, or 120 years from creation|
|1923 through 1963||Published with notice but copyright was not renewed (3)||In public domain|
|1923 through1963||Published with notice and the copyright was renewed (3)||95 years after publication date|
|1964 through1977||Published with notice||95 years after publication date|
|1978 to March 1, 1989||Published with notice||70 years after death of author, or if work of corporate author, the shorter of 95 years from publication, or 120 years from creation|
|After March 1, 1989||None||70 years after death of author, or if work of corporate author, the shorter of 95 years from publication, or 120 years from creation|
|These two charts are based in part on
Laura N. Gasaway's chart, "When Works Pass Into the Public Domain," at
and similar charts found in Marie C. Malaro, A Legal Primer On managing
Museum Collections (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1998):
1 These works may still be copyrighted, but certification from the Copyright Office that it has no record to indicate whether author is living or died less than 70 years before is a complete defense to any action for infringement.
2 Presumption as to author's death requires a certified report from the Copyright Office that its records disclose nothing to indicate that the author of the work is living or died less than 70 years before.
3 A 1961 Copyright Office study found that fewer than 15% of all registered copyrights were renewed. For textual material (including books), the figure was even lower: 7%. See current version of this chart for good sources to determine if copyright has been renewed.