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Rights and Permissions

Please note! Permission requests not received before Wednesday, September 9th, 2015, will not be processed until Monday, October 5, 2015. Requests will be processed in the order received. To avoid delays, please be sure that all permissions requests include publication information, Bancroft call numbers and titles, and payment. Thank you.

Permission to publish Bancroft material must be applied for in writing:

contact the Permissions Officer, Crystal Miles
Requesting permission to publish pictorial materials
Requesting permission to publish manuscript materials

Use fees may be charged; however, permission to publish does not constitute a copyright clearance. Neither The Bancroft Library nor the Digital Imaging and Preservation Microfilm Labs are responsible for the misuse of copyrighted material.

Procedure for Requesting Permission to Publish Manuscript Materials

1. Address the request in writing to the Permissions Officer.

2. List material to be published, giving collection name, call number and container number when appropriate. If correspondence, please list the date.

3. Indicate whether the material is to be quoted, cited or reproduced in facsimile.

4. State how the material is to be used:
 a. Type of publication
 b. Proposed title
 c. Publisher’s name
 d. Expected date of publication
 e. Nature of publication, e.g., scholarly, commercial

5. In citing materials, use the following format:

Identification of the item, Name of collection, Call number of collection, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

e.g., Letter, 17 February 1849, from Orville Watson to James Holland, Alexander Holland Papers, BANC MSS 80/375 c, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

6. The Bancroft Library does not hold the copyright to all of the original materials in its collection. In those cases where copyright resides elsewhere, permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as owner of the physical manuscripts and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the publisher.

7. The Bancroft Library does not grant exclusive publication rights. By giving permission to publish a manuscript, the Library does not surrender its own right to publish it or to give others permission to publish it.

8. The Bancroft Library requests a complimentary copy of all publications which make significant use of its collections.

9. Publication of entire manuscript items or substantial portions of an item may be subject to use fees.

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