Copy costs and policies
The CDRP’s Oral History Archive collection is open to the use of researchers and educators. The collection of oral history interviews is indexed in our online finding aid, and the accessibility of interviews is dependent on the copyright release for each interview.
Scholars must honor any restrictions the interviewee placed on the use of an interview. Since some of our earlier (pre-computer) transcripts do not yet exist in final form, any editing marks in a transcript (deletions, additions, corrections) are to be quoted as marked. Audio files may not be copied for patrons unless the copyright release permits it. Because many of our interviewees edit their transcripts, the transcript (if one exists) is the only version of the interview that may be quoted for publication. Interviews may not be reproduced in full for any public use, but excerpted quotes may be used as long as scholars fully cite the quotation.