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Policies, Fees, and Forms

Most of these documents are downloadable as Adobe Acrobat (pdf) files. You may download free copies of the Adobe Acrobat Reader here. Forms can be either filled out interactively using Acrobat and printed out (they cannot be saved to your computer and sent as attachments) or printed blank and filled out by hand.To mail or fax forms to the appropriate department, please contact Ransom Center curatorial staff.

General Information

Materials Use Policy, Art Access Policy, Costume Access Policy: Policies governing the use of materials in Ransom Center collections.

Reading and Viewing Room Regulations

Information Regarding Proxy Researchers: A patron may hire a researcher to work with Ransom Center materials on his/her behalf if a visit to the Center is not possible. The Center maintains a list (available on request) of such researchers.

Locating US Copyright Holders: Provides basic information about US copyright law and lists steps researchers can take to identify copyright holders.

Locating UK Copyright Holders: Provides basic information about UK copyright law and lists steps researchers can take to identify copyright holders.

Policy and Guidelines for the Protection of Collection Materials During Photography, Filming, and Videotaping Sessions

Photoduplication

Photoduplication Fees: Lists fees the Ransom Center charges for the reproduction of materials in paper, photographic and digital form. Note that we do not photocopy originals; instead we make digital scans and furnish PDF files (72 dpi, see sample) either by email or on CD-ROM. For patrons who are unable to make use of PDFs, printouts will be available in lieu of digital files.

Photoduplication Order Form: Worksheet to place an order for paper-copy, photographic, microfilm and digital imaging orders.

Digital Camera Use Policy: Information about digital photography in the Reading and Viewing Room. Effective 4/18/11

Publication

Publication Fees: Lists fees for the publication of images of Ransom Center materials.

Copyright Fees: Collections for which the Ransom Center owns the copyright and copyright fees charged for the publication of images from these collections.

If you intend to use Ransom Center materials in a publication, performance or broadcast, please complete and submit the appropriate "Notification of Intent" form. The Center may assess a fee for the use of materials from its collections:

Notification of Intent to Quote from or Publish Manuscripts

Notification of Intent to Quote from Text Copyrighted by the Ransom Center

Notification of Intent to Exhibit Images

Notification of Intent to Publish Images

Notification of Intent to Use Ransom Center Materials in Motion Pictures or Videos

Notification of Intent to Use Ransom Center Materials in Performances

Classroom

Guidelines for the Use of Seminar Rooms

Ransom Center Seminar Rooms Reservation Form

How to Request Materials for Your Class

Information for UT Signature Course Instructors

Loans

Exhibition Loan Policy

Long Term Loans

 

The Reading Room Will Be Closed:

May 17-May 26, 2014
May 31, 2014
July 4-5, 2014
August 18-24

Always closed on Sundays