Image Services & Permission to Publish

DeGolyer Library provides a range of reproduction items from photocopying to digital images. To order an image, or request permission to publish an image, fill out the Order Images form.

Request Scans and Reproductions

DeGolyer Library can provide photocopies and scans of material for research purposes for a fee. Some items may not be available, due to their age or condition. Email to place an order.

Image and Usage Fees


In some instances, the DeGolyer Library owns only the physical manuscripts in its collections, not the literary rights or copyright associated with the papers. It is your responsibility to determine copyright status of the materials and to obtain permission to publish texts and facsimiles from the copyright owners.


Citation formats will depend on the style manual used and your specific project, but you should include enough information so that readers can locate your sources. For scholarly works, we suggest manuscript and image collection citations include item, box numbers, and folder titles.

At minimum credit should be as follows:

[Description of item or title], [Name of collection] [accession/call number], DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.

For exhibitions, presentations, web pages, broadcasts, newspaper or journal articles, etc. in which permission to use images has been granted by DeGolyer Library, please credit as follows:

Courtesy of DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University.