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KATHRYN A. MARTIN LIBRARY

Using Our Collections

Copyright

It is a researcher’s responsibility to determine copyright status and obtain all needed permissions. For more information, see:

It is not necessary to seek the Library’s permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that the Library has made available either online or directly to you from our collections. For more information, see:

Citations and Attributions

Citations to records and papers held by the UMD Archives and Special Collections should indicate clearly the source of materials used. Proper citation helps both the researcher who may wish to see records a second time and the Archives staff who may be asked to locate complete texts of cited documents.

We have no preferred citation style or format, but ask that you include the following elements in any citation:

  • A clear identification of the item you are citing
  • The name of the collection from which the item comes
  • Collection or accession number, box number and folder number
  • Our name: Archives and Special Collections, Martin Library, University of Minnesota Duluth

When you include our materials in your publication, we would love to receive a copy. We are interested in your work and would like to share it with other researchers who might be looking at similar material.

Examples:

Manuscript collections (all archives collections except those documenting the history of the University of Minnesota Duluth):

Report of Duluth Fair Employment Practices Commission to the City Council of Duluth, June 1958, William F. Maupins Papers, S2367, Box 1, Archives and Special Collections, Martin Library, University of Minnesota Duluth.

University of Minnesota Duluth Archives collections:

Photograph of Michael Berman, 1980, Michael S. Berman Political Collection, 1273, Box 6, Archives and Special Collections, Martin Library, University of Minnesota Duluth.

When space considerations preclude such a caption, a shorter version may be used:

Courtesy of Archives and Special Collections, University of Minnesota Duluth. [collection name.]

More information on citations and appropriate documentation style: