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Archives & Special Collections

Archival holdings at the J. W. Martin Library.

Copyright & Usage

Personal Use

Digital materials may be reproduced for personal use, unless specifically noted. Personal use includes non-commercial activities such as saving a copy of the material on a computer or emailing a copy to another individual.

Personal use does not include using the material on a personal website.

There is no fee to use our digital materials for personal use.

Fair Use

Collection content may be used by individuals under certain conditions known as fair use, as defined in U.S. Copyright Law’s Section 107-118. Fair use means that a material can be reproduced for purposes of research, scholarship, private study, news reporting, or teaching.

Reproductions in excess of fair use may be subject to copyright infringement per 37 C.F.R., Section 201.14.

There is no fee to use our digital materials for fair use.


Please cite digital materials as follows: Northwestern Oklahoma State University Digital Resources/

If an image or photograph lists a known creator, please cite as follows: Creator Name/Northwestern Oklahoma State University Digital Resources/

When using materials online, please use the above citation followed by a hyperlink to

Digital Resources Copyright and Usage Information

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s digital materials are protected by Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law.

Our digital content may be used free of cost for personal use or fair use (see each section on this page for more information).

For other uses, please contact us.

Some materials may have copyright holders unknown to Northwestern Oklahoma State University. It is the responsibility of the user to satisfy any claims of the copyright holder.

Obtaining Permission/Contact Information

For distributing or copying material for purposes that do not qualify as personal or fair use, or to ask questions about using a material, please contact us.

Mailing address:
Northwestern Libraries
Digital Resources Department
709 Oklahoma Boulevard
Alva, Oklahoma 73717

(580) 327-8574