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Reproduction Publication Policy

Publishing from our holdings, either by means of quotations, in facsimile or by other forms of reproduction, requires permission not only from the holders of copyright but also from the UC San Diego Library. Permission to quote is normally freely given, as is the permission to reproduce text or images for such noncommercial use as illustrating a thesis or a dissertation. Special Collections & Archives assesses a fee for the publication of reproductions for commercial purposes.

All publication is subject to applicable United States copyright law (Title 17, United States Code). The Library may reserve permission to publish until the applicant demonstrates that necessary permissions from holders of copyright have been secured. The applicant assumes full responsibility for any infringement of copyright or publication rights belonging to the holder of copyright.

Permission to publish is for one-time use.


The Special Collections & Archives has established a fee schedule for the commercial reproduction of material. The fee applies to the reproduction of images only; there is no fee simply for publishing transcribed quotations. This fee is independent of any additional costs that the holder of copyright may chose to levy, and this fee is in addition to any duplication costs associated with preparing reproductions suitable for publication.

$400.00 per image.

Requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


To request permission to publish, please write to:

Director, Special Collections & Archives
UCSD Library 0175S
University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

or e-mail:

Please include a description of the item or items that you wish to publish, the title of the forthcoming work, the name of the publisher, and the anticipated date of publication.