Roesch Library

University Archives

Permission to examine manuscripts, printed materials, audio tapes, and any other materials held in the University Archives will normally be granted to present faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the University and to other qualified researchers for specific purposes upon application to the University Archivist.  Such permission is granted subject to whatever restrictions have been placed on specific holdings by their writers, donors, depositors, or the University Archivist.  Permission to consult does not carry permission to publish.

Use of Materials

Archival materials are to be used only in the archives reading room.  Users should take care not to damage manuscripts and other fragile materials through markings, rubbing, or folding.  Eating, drinking, and smoking are strictly prohibited.


Permission to Photocopy

Student assistants working in Archives will answer photocopy requests.  A patron wishing to have a photocopy would fill out a photocopy request form and provide a copy card.  The patron should not have to wait longer than 24 hours for his/her photocopies.


Permission to Publish

The University Archivist may grant permission to publish documents for which the University Archives is the owner of the common law or literary rights.  In giving permission to publish a manuscript, the University of Dayton does not surrender its own right to publish that manuscript subsequently or permit others to publish or quote from it.


Securing of Permission to Quote

The user is responsible for securing permission to quote and publish from the writer or his heirs in those cases where the Archives holds manuscripts as property without at the same time holding the literary rights vested in them.  The Archivist will attempt to assist the user in locating the authors or heirs, but the University of Dayton makes no representation that it is the owner of the literary rights (other than official records), unless such rights have been specifically transferred to the University of Dayton by the donor or by the literary heirs.  As a condition of use, the researcher assumes full legal responsibility for any infringement of literary, copyright, or publication rights belonging to the author, his heirs or assigns.


Use of Permission Statement

Where permission to publish has been granted, the researcher should use the following form in giving credit:

[Title of Collection], Archives and Special Collections,
University of Dayton Libraries, Dayton, Ohio