Delta State University
Archives and Museum

Fees and Services


No more than 10% of a book may be copied. Copies are made by staff for patrons at the cost of 10 cents per page. In some instances photocopies may not be made if material is too fragile. Archives staff will make this decision. Other restrictions, according to copyright law, may apply. Please see the copyright statement on this page.


Photographic Services:

Photographs are made available in digital format and reproduction prints. All scanning will be done by DSU archival staff. No personal scanners/cameras are allowed. A limited number of photographs may be scanned and emailed to an address by staff at no charge. DSU archival staff will determine the appropriate image dpi and size. Patrons may choose to have their images printed at one of our local photo centers and prices for those requests would be determined by each business.  

Contact the University Archives for more details on reproduction images. 


Commercial Use Fee: $25 per image

The minimum fee for commercial use of photographs or slides is $25 per image used, in addition to the costs associated with providing the commercial user with a digital reproduction of the image. Digital copies are provided for a one-time use only. Any subsequent reproduction of the print supplied will be subject to additional use fees to be determined by the Archives. Later or different use, including the production of subsequent editions or printings of a work, constitute re-use and requires renegotiation and payment of commercial use fees.

The Archives reserves the right to decline to provide copies/images of photographs if, in the judgment of the Archives, the proposed copies would be a violation of copyright law, or would offend, invade the privacy of, or raise objections of persons pictured in the photographs, their relatives, the community, the photographer, or the donor of the photographs. Regarding copyright law, please read the statement below.

A/V Materials:

Duplication of Audio Recordings: $5.00 per tape. This includes postage.
Commercial Use Fee: $25 per minute of actual recording time used.

Duplication of Video Recordings: $6.00 per tape. This includes postage.
Commercial Use Fee: $25 per minute of actual footage used.

Please allow at least ten working days after receipt of payment for your request to be processed. Make Checks payable to: Delta State University Archives


Credit Lines:

The following credit lines should be used when quoting from or using material found in the Delta State University Archives:

Manuscript Collections: (Name of collection), Box & Folder No., Delta State University Archives, Cleveland, Mississippi.

Photograph/Audio/Video Materials: (Name of collection), Box & Folder No., Courtesy of Delta State University Archives, Cleveland, Mississippi

If materials are used on a web-site a link to the Delta State University Archives web-site must be included.









Warning 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 photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy 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 photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a duplication order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

However, it is ultimately the researcher’s obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing material found in the collections of the Delta State University Archives. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or other rights holders (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.