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Veterans History Project (VHP): Exploring the Collections

Making Copies

Notice: All on-site public programs are cancelled and reading rooms are closed until further notice. Online resources and reference services, such as Ask a Librarian, will continue to be available during this time. Limited researcher access to restricted digital resources is available on-site by appointment only. Learn more.

Making Copies of Manuscript and Photograph Materials

All proposed reproduction processes must be approved in advance by VHP staff. Copying may be prohibited due to factors such as fragility of the item, privacy and copyright law, donor restrictions, etc. In general, copying is permissible for personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law.

You may bring a digital camera into the Reading Room with you to photograph images as a "visual notetaking" aid to research. These photographs may only be used for personal reference. They cannot be reproduced or used in publication or exhibition unless you have obtained the permission of the veteran whose materials have been photographed.

You cannot photograph or record any audio/video oral history interviews or recordings.

Photocopies of manuscript material and photographs can be made in the Reading Room for 20 cents per each page. Users are responsible for all reproduction costs.

For more information on ordering high-quality reproductions of VHP material, please contact VHP at (888) 371-5848 or [email protected].

Obtaining Copies of Audiovisual Materials

In order for VHP audio and video recordings to be duplicated or used in publication or exhibition, we must receive from the interviewee written permission for you to obtain a copy of the recording. In some instances, permission from the interviewer may also be required. This protects the rights of the interviewee/interviewer and is especially important if you plan to use the recording for publication or broadcast.

If a patron ever needs to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, VHP staff will generally release the veteran's contact information to the researcher.