in the Institute Archives collections are unique, often fragile,
and must be handled with care. The Institute Archives reserves the
right to restrict copying of any items. Researchers are not
permitted to photocopy book or manuscript material themselves. Small
amounts of photocopying may be done by staff on demand, subject
to staff availability. Larger orders from archival and manuscript
collections will be filled as staff time permits. Copy requests
will be filled in the order in which they are received. Copies of MIT
publications and theses should be ordered through the MIT Libraries'
may use personal computers in the reading room.
Reseachers may use digital cameras in the reading room. See the Reproduction Policy for Digital Cameras in Library Reading Rooms.
Portable scanners are not allowed. Please speak to staff at the reference desk about digital camera use procedures and permission forms.
to examine material in the Institute Archives is not authorization to publish.
Photocopies provided to an individual are for research use only
and do not imply authorization to publish or permission for placement
of the copies in another repository.
copyright law of the United States (Title
17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or
other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions
specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish
a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions
is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be used "for
any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research."
If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction
for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be
liable for copyright infringement. The Institute Archives reserves
the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment,
fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Researchers may request permission
to publish material for which MIT holds the copyright.
discuss photocopying procedures before beginning your research. Photocopy
orders should be discussed with the reference staff member at the
front desk, who will explain the procedures. Researchers should
not remove documents from folders or rearrange the order of materials
in file folders or boxes.
order copies complete and sign a photocopy request form (available at the reference desk):
charge for photocopies is $.50 per page. Mailed orders are payable
by check. Please make checks payable to MIT and include researcher's
name on the check. Foreign orders should be paid by check in US
funds payable to MIT. Copies may be charged to an MIT account number.
The Institute Archives does not accept credit card payment.
over $50.00 will be billed first and mailed upon receipt of payment.