Photo from archives and special collections
About Us

The mission of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries is to select, preserve, arrange, describe, provide reference assistance for, and promote the use of rare and unique research materials. The Department maintains these research materials because they are best managed separately from the general collections due to their subject area, rare or unique qualities, source, physical condition or form.

Access to Collections

Reference Services

Instructional Services


Use Guidelines

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Request photocopies and reproductions of materials.


Know the laws when it comes to copyright permissions.

Access Restrictions

Some collections have access restrictions.


Protecting rare and unique items requires a few guidelines.

Publication FeesPublication, Exhibition & Broadcast Fee Statement & Schedule for Images

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Reproduction Fees

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It is possible to request digital reproductions and photocopies of materials held in the Archives & Special Collections when they can be produced without any damage to the materials and it is permitted by United States Copyright Law.

Publication Permission FormRequest permission to publish, exhibit or broadcast materials

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