Permission to Publish

Permission to consult or reproduce manuscripts does not constitute authorization to publish them. Please submit requests for permission to publish in writing or to be approved by a Library Director.

When sending a request, please submit an outline of the project or interest that prompts the request, including the publication type, author, title, publisher, publication date, and print run (volume/issue number, if applicable). Explain the intended use of the image(s) and, if applicable, location within publication (interior or cover) and whether or not Internet use is being requested. Specify the image being requested including all bibliographic information (e.g. manuscript collection number, title, box, and folder).

Granting permission to publish does not transfer copyright, and permission is granted only to the extent of Lincoln University Langston Hughes Memorial Library’s ownership of the rights related to the request. Certain works requested which are physically owned by Lincoln University may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not owned by Lincoln University.

The responsibility for determining whether any such intangible rights exist, for obtaining all necessary permissions, and for guarding against the infringement of those rights that may be held elsewhere, remains with the requester.