Marr Sound Archives Duplication Policy

The Marr Sound Archives at Miller Nichols Library provides a range of duplication services. Preservation concerns, however, dictate that some methods of duplication are inappropriate for some types of material. The final decision as to whether or not an item is in a condition to be copied is made by Marr Sound Archives staff.

The complete recording of a song, piece or album will be copied only with the authorization of Marr staff. Very large orders are copied by special arrangement. All copying will be done by Marr Sound Archives staff or person designated by Marr Sound Archives.

Researcher Obligation

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.

Notice Concerning Copyright Restrictions

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 phonocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the phonocopy 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 phonocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

For questions about this policy, call (816) 235-2798 or email

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Case dimensions: 5’ long x 30” wide x 9” high sitting atop 3’ legs

Glass exhibit table


The First Floor Gallery is located just inside the main entrance of the Miller Nichols Library.

Wall with exhibit content