All collections in DePaul University’s Archives & Special Collections are available for public use. We ask our patrons to observe the following guidelines.
The collections do not circulate because of the unique nature of the materials, but reproduction services are available. Some items held in this department are extremely fragile. Therefore, certain items -- scrapbooks, early bulletins, books with embrittled paper or deteriorated bindings -- will not be photocopied if the procedure may injure the materials.
All requests originating off site are charged a $5.00 handling fee.
In all cases, a signed and dated Copyright Waiver Form must be completed before copies will be made or sent. Contact Special Collections for the Copyright Waiver Form or if you would like to request permission to publish scanned images and photocopied text
Reproductions are paid for with a check or money order, in U.S. currency, made out to DePaul University.
Payment should be sent to:
DePaul University Archives
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
DePaul University Archives will attempt to process copy requests as quickly as possible; however, requests may be delayed due to unusual increases in on-site patron use or because of shortage of available staff. The patron will be contacted in case of delay.
Completed requests are generally sent to the requestor via U.S. Mail, First Class.
We are willing to provide extra copies of yearbooks, if we have the year requested in the surplus section. The charge for a yearbook supplied is $20.00.
DePaul published no yearbooks after 1997.
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 a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified 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 copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Patron Registration Form
Reproduction Request Form
Permission To Publish Form