Using Images from the Archives

Reproduction Services

Due to copyright, format or their fragile nature, not all materials can be reproduced.  An archivist will indicate whether you are able to take digital images of materials using your phone.

Scanning requests may require several business days, and are subject to reproduction fees.

Archives staff may decline to provide scans whenever adequate alternatives are available on microfilm, within digital collections or other media.

Please confer with the attendant about additional information on scanning. Never separate any material selected for reproduction.


Permission to publish, reproduce or display many unpublished documentary sources, beyond the bounds of “fair use,” must be obtained from the holder of the copyright. It is the researcher’s responsibility to secure that permission. The archives’ furnishing of a print or digital copy for private study is not authorization to publish. Furthermore, the written permission of the Raynor Memorial Libraries must be obtained, before publication, to use any item or quotation beyond fair use. Please consult with an archivist about specific collection guidelines and consult our Application for Printing, Publication or Exhibit of Photographic Materials.

Additional copyright information is available at the archives reference desk.

By agreeing to these terms, the research agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Marquette University and its staff against all suits, claims, actions and expenses arising out of his/her use of the unpublished materials here.


Please use the following credit: Marquette University, Department of Special Collections and University Archives.

Information about preparing proper citations is available upon request.

Note: Researchers in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives are required to read and sign the Reading Room Rules form. In assisting users, staff members often become aware of research projects that are closely related or parallel. Most users find it helpful to know about researchers engaged in similar projects. On signing the form in the Reading Room, researchers are given the option of checking a box at the bottom of the rules sheet if they wish to have their name and the information on their research shared. If they do not check the box, the nature of the user's research will be considered strictly confidential.