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University Archives

Access & Use

The Archives are open to all—affiliation with OSU Institute of Technology is not required. 

Collections that are open to researchers may have restrictions on use due to condition and format and are subject to copyright law. 

Materials in the OSUIT archives cannot be checked out; the items and housed in our collections require special storage, handling and security. Per request, patrons may use material from the collections. Researchers will be permitted to use pencils only when working with collections and will be required to maintain the original order of unbound material.

It is the researcher's responsibility to conform to all legal provisions such as literary rights and copyrights affecting the use of those materials. 

Copyright, Reproductions, & Use

We welcome you to use materials in our collections that are in the public domain and to make fair use of copyrighted materials as defined by United States copyright law. Please cite us.

While the archivist will review all requests for duplication of archives materials, the OSU Institute of Technology Archives does not hold copyright on all the materials in the collection. It is the responsibility of the user to understand and observe copyright law and obtain copyright from the original creator.

The copyright law of the United States, Title 17, U.S. 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 the specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction of copyrighted material is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research" (17 U.S.C. § 108). 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 to prosecution for copyright infringement. The OSU Institute of Technology Archives reserves the right to refuse to accept a copy order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law. 

Donating Material

Donations of OSUIT documents and memorabilia are always welcome! If you would like to explore the archives further or are interested in donating items please contact our archivist to schedule an appointment by phone at 918-293-5078 or by email

We are making digital copies of many of our items, so check back with us for events and newly scanned archival materials!