Thank you for your interest in the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford. Below is information on
· How to search for archival collections
· How to request materials for reading room access
· Permissions and duplication requests
How to search for archival collections
How to request materials for reading room access
When you’ve clicked on the collection name (#5 above), you will see either a gray box in the center of your screen with the title “At the Library” OR you will see a green box that reads “Online” as well as the gray box.
· If you see only the gray box, you need to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to request boxes from the collection. (This is what is meant by the instruction to “request at service desk.”) Be sure your email contains both the name and call number of the collection, and please recall the five-box daily limit.
· If you see the green box, within it are links to online finding aids that will tell you the contents of each box in the collection
Please note that materials must be requested two business days in advance of your planned use. For more on reading room policies and hours, click here
Permissions and Duplication Requests
Please note the following:
The fact that an item is housed in Archives or Special Collections does not mean that Stanford owns copyright to that item. Patrons must sign a copyright declaration form acknowledging that it is their responsibility to obtain relevant permission from copyright owners in the event they decide to publish their work.
All duplication is done by departmental staff. Reproductions are dependent upon the physical condition of the items, as well as copyright and donor restrictions.
The use of a personal digital camera in the Field Reading Room to make digital surrogates of materials requires Department approval before your visit and is by appointment only. Policy on Digital Camera Use in the Field Reading Room (PDF)
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