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Rubinov Papers: A Topical Guide to Articles Referenced in the Collection

Using the Collection

Carol M. Highsmith, photographer. Second Floor, Southeast Pavilion. Domed ceiling of the Pavilion of the Elements showing Apollo surrounded by the elements Earth, Air, Fire, and Water by William De Leftwich Dodge, and signs of the zodiac by Elmer E. Garnsey. 2011. Library of Congress Prints Photographs Division.

Materials in the Rubinov Papers can be viewed upon request in the European Reading Room located on the second floor of the Jefferson Building. A valid Library of Congress reader card is required to use the reading room and request materials. Student access to the papers is limited to graduate students with the exception of prior consultation and approval of reading room staff.

Rules & Regulations

Users of the collection must adhere to the following rules and regulations:

  • Note Taking - Notes may be taken only on the paper or note cards provided in the reading room. Pens may not be used, and pencils are provided.
  • All Containers Must Stay on Trucks - Only one folder at a time may be withdrawn from a box. Cardboard dummies are provided to mark the place where folders should be refiled. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO PRESERVE THE EXISTING ARRANGEMENT OF MATERIALS IN EACH FOLDER. Report any serious disarrangement to the reference staff.
  • Photocopying - Researchers must bring all manuscripts to the desk for examination by reference staff before photocopying. Items that are too fragile may not be photocopied. Only one folder at a time may be withdrawn for photocopying. In general, bound material can be reproduced by the Library's Duplication Service.
  • Help Save Our Collections -Do not make marks on manuscripts, do not write notes on top of manuscripts, do not rest books or other objects on top of manuscripts. Handle loose sheets or bound pages by their edges; avoid touching the surface as much as possible. Exercise the greatest possible care in handling fragile manuscripts.
  • Copyright -The status of copyright in the unpublished writings in the custody of the Manuscript Division is governed by the Copyright Act of 1976 (PL 94-553; Title 17, USC), and the Copyright Term Extension Act of 1998 (PL 105-298) (known as the "Sonny Bono" Act). It is the obligation of the researcher to fulfill the requirements of the Copyright Act. Since the Library of Congress ordinarily does not own the copyright in either published or unpublished manuscripts in its custody, it can neither grant nor deny permission to publish or quote in published form from manuscripts in its collections.

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