Permission to Publish

You must obtain permission before quoting from or publishing any of our holdings.

Receipt of copies does not convey permission to publish. Instead, we make copies available only for personal research (that is, we make copies available only under accepted “fair use” practices). To publish or quote from our holdings requires formally requesting permission in writing (we accept requests by email).

Please note that in exchange for permission to publish, the following apply:

  • If you obtain permission, publication fees may apply.
  • Use is always non-exclusive.
  • We require two courtesy copies of any publications made possible through use of our holdings.
  • We require authors to properly cite our holdings.

In your request, please provide the following information:

  • Your name and full contact information, including address, email, and telephone.
  • Author’s name
  • Title of work
  • Publisher or location of publisher
  • URL (if applicable)
  • Anticipated date of publication
  • Type of use (book, article, website, brochure, etc.)
  • Whether the use is for-profit or non-profit
  • List of materials for which you are requesting publication permission. Please be specific and include collection name and collection number. For permission purposes, box and folder numbers are encouraged, although they are not recommend for printed citations.

If you are also requesting scans of our holdings for publication, please review our reprographic policies and note your publisher's scanning requirements; for example 600 ppi b/w TIFF, 300 ppi jpeg, etc.

Authors will use the following citation format:

Name of the Manuscripts Collection, Manuscripts Collection number, Louisiana Research Collection, Tulane University, New Orleans, La.

“Louisiana Research Collection” must be spelled out the first time a collection is cited. Thereafter, the abbreviation “LaRC” may be used. Alternately, if the author provides a list of abbreviations used, “LaRC” may be used throughout.

Permissions granted by the Louisiana Research Collection do not imply that Tulane University’s Louisiana Research Collection controls the copyright to the materials or that the applicant should not secure other authorizations prior to use.

Patrons citing or otherwise using materials from the Louisiana Research Collection will defend and hold harmless the Tulane University’s Louisiana Research Collection, the Tulane Libraries, Tulane University, its Board of Administrators, officers, employees, and agents against all claims, demands, costs, and expenses including attorney’s fees incurred by copyright infringements or any other legal or regulatory cause of action arising from use of Tulane University’s Louisiana Research Collection materials.

For more information, please  contact:

Sean Benjamin, Public Services Librarian
Louisiana Research Collection
Jones Hall Room 202
Tulane University
New Orleans LA 70118