The Manuscripts and Rare Books staff provides as a service a minimum amount of reproductions and/or scans of material. Staff limitations do not permit the copying and/or scanning of large amounts of material, nor does collection policy permit the copying and/or scanning of restricted material. Patrons may e-mail, fax or mail an Photocopied Reproductions Order Form or an Image Order Form to the staff. The Manuscripts and Rare Books Department fax number is 252-328-0268 and our mailing address is Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858. Before sending any order forms please contact staff via e-mail at Ask Us and describe your request. You will then be contacted by a staff member to discuss your request. Patrons who request material from the University Archives will want to contact the University Archivist. The University Archivist is available by appointment.
Researchers seeking to publish materials from the department's holdings must obtain permissions. Literary rights to collections may not necessarily be in the public domain. Researchers should consult a copyright attorney if they have questions concerning the legality of publishing specific documents.
Patrons who wish to publish materials must complete a Request to Publish Form. Fax, e-mail or mail the completed form to Dale Sauter, Interim Head of Manuscripts and Rare Books Department.
Note: By reproducing materials for patrons, the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department does not waive any ownership or copyright protection or restriction that it may have, or that may be retained by the donor, lender, or creator of any collection materials; nor does it grant any permission to sell, reproduce, publish, or donate any such collection materials to any other individual or organization. The patron assumes all responsibility for possible infringement of copyrights and/or literary property rights in the act of copying or in the subsequent use of the copies.