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Using the Collections

LaBudde Special Collections (also home to the GLAMA archive) staff provide collection access for in-person researchers and respond to email and phone inquiries during regular department hours. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly recommended for large research projects and in-depth reference assistance. Staff retrieve all requested material for researchers to consult on-site in designated research areas.

Guided Tours & Instructional Classes

LaBudde Special Collections offers guided tours and instructional classes to familiarize teachers, students and others with the department's available resources. Advanced notice is required, so please contact us to schedule a class or tour.

Copy Requests & Duplication Services

All duplication services are executed by LaBudde Special Collections staff and include photocopies and image reproductions. Requests are governed by department policy, federal copyright law, and other restrictions that may apply to specific collections and sensitive material.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

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