Woodson staff can assist you in determining copyright status, although primary responsibility for pursuing this information rests with the researcher. The Woodson Research Center can grant permission to publish for Rice copyrighted materials in its collections, but not for materials with copyright held by others.
The Woodson Research Center use policy is that researchers assume sole responsibility for any infringement of privacy, literary rights, copyrights, or other rights arising from their use of the archival materials.
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