Reproduction and Permission
to Publish

The reproduction policies of the Williams College Archives and Special Collections are designed to balance the needs of researchers with the need to serve as good stewards of the collections. Access and use of the collections must be considered in terms of the physical condition of the materials, United States copyright law, and any donor restrictions to specific collections. For those visiting the Williams College Archives and Special Collections, we encourage the use of digital cameras to reproduce unrestricted collection items that can only be used for private study, scholarship, or research. Anyone who is unable to visit the Williams College Archives and Special Collections and use the collection in person may request reproduction services. Please contact a staff member directly for assistance.

The Williams College Archives and Special Collections is committed to supporting research, scholarship, and teaching involving the use of its collections. If a researcher intends to publish materials from our collections, they are responsible for completing a "Request to Publish" form which is provided by a member of the Archives staff upon request. A portion of the material in the College Archives and Special Collections is either in the public domain or under external copyright. If researchers wish to quote, publish, reproduce, or otherwise make any use of an item in a collection that requires permission from the copyright holder(s), it is the researcher's responsibility to obtain all such permissions. When a researcher quotes from material in the collections for publication or distribution, they must properly cite the source of text or image(s). In general, citations to College Archives and Special Collections materials should follow these citation guidelines.