Information for Researchers:
Appointments are recommended for using any of the collections or items, to ensure that the Special Collections will have someone available at the appointed time, and that an item or collection is available for use. Some items may be undergoing processing or conservation measures and unavailable at that time.
Genealogists should be aware that the Special Collections does not contain standard genealogical works. There are select family histories, some family papers, and Civil War Regimental Histories that might contain some information about a particular soldier or officer. These can be identified through the library online catalog. There are also microfilms of area and some national newspapers available in the library, for obituaries.
The Special Collections cannot provide multiple photocopies or reproductions for remote patrons. Remote requests for up to five photocopies or scans will be taken into account, based on the concerns and conditions of paragraph one. Patrons onsite may request photocopies or scans of some items that can be duplicated without damaging them. In many cases, Special Collections staff will do the photocopying or scanning at the patron’s expense and as time permits. If the reproductions are to be used in a publication, or broadcast the recipient must get permission from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga via the Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form, and agrees to give proper acknowledgment to the Special Collections of Lupton Library, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
The Special Collections of Lupton Library reserves the right to refuse a reproduction request if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the request would involve violation of copyright law. Copyright law protects unpublished as well as published materials. If you wish to use either published or unpublished materials from our collections in a publication, you must determine whether the work has passed into public domain and is no longer under copyright protection or find the copyright holders and get permission to use the material. It should be clearly understood that the supplying of copies of manuscripts and the giving of permission to publish by the Special Collections of Lupton Library is not to be construed as a transfer of literary rights.
Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast:
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Special Collections claims only physical ownership of most Special Collections material. Persons wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright. The recipient agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, its officers, employees and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions and expenses arising out of the use of reproductions provided by the Special Collections.
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