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All duplication services are executed by Marr Sound Archives staff and include audio and video reproductions. Requests are governed by department policy, federal copyright law, and other restrictions that may apply to specific collections and sensitive material.

Services & Fees

Marr Sound Archives reserves the right to assess fees in addition to those below, such as supplies, shipping & other service charges. Advanced payment by credit card is required. Other payment methods must be preapproved. No cash transactions.

Services UM System Students and Employees Individuals and Organizations
Audio/Video Copy – Marr Sound Archives Items* 2 items free, then $10 per item $10 for previously digitized items, $25 to digitize an item
Audio/Video Copy – Users’ Items Students: $20 per hour,
Employees: $35 per hour
$70 per hour

* Copied items of materials in the Sound Archives are made available in the form of a link that provides streaming playback. Written consent must be given by the Sound Archives to obtain a copy of the digital file.

Commercially published recordings that are still in print or otherwise available through commercial outlets will not be duplicated. Some archival collections may be restricted to onsite use only and are not available for duplication.

Public Use

Permission to publish, exhibit, broadcast, perform or quote from material in the Marr Sound Archives requires written permission. The receipt of copied materials does not automatically grant permission to publish. The researcher agrees to take full responsibility for any actions, causes of action, costs, expenses, damages, claims, and demands whatsoever which may arise by reason of any use by the researcher or others permitted by the researcher of said material.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States 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 copy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the copy 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 copy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

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