All requests to publish, exhibit, or redistribute (hereafter “publish” or “publication”) materials reproduced from Special Collections & Archives must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Special Collections & Archives in advance of publication.

The department reserves the right to extend or withhold permission to publish reproductions of its physical or intellectual property when copyright for the selected images has been retained by Clemson University. When copyright is not retained by Clemson University,  Special Collections & Archives staff will refer users requesting permissions for publication to potential image copyright owners whenever possible. The owner of the copyright may charge fees in addition to those charged by Special Collections & Archives.

In addition, it is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her heirs, transferees, legatees, or executors).


In citing materials from manuscript collections and the University Archives, the citation is:

[Identification of the item, folder & box number, title of collection], Special Collections & Archives, Clemson University Libraries, Clemson, South Carolina.