Using These Materials
Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection.
For a period of twenty-five years from the origin of the material, permission in writing from the office of origin and the University Archivist is required for use. After twenty-five years, records that have been processed may be consulted with the permission of the University Archivist.
Records, such as search committee files or others pertaining to employment where individuals are identified, are closed for 70 years.
In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 as amended, Duke University permits students to inspect their education records and limits the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records.
Materials such as private legal and financial records, counseling records, student and faculty records and information, classified information, job candidate information, letters of recommendation, employment records, certain congressional papers, and medical records may all be protected by law or by third party privacy rights. Living individuals have a legally enforceable right to privacy, and release of personally identifiable information contained in archival collections may give rise to liability (e.g., for defamation of character or invasion of privacy).
Audio recordings require a listening copy; contact University Archives for more information.
In off-site storage; 48 hours advance notice is required for use.
- USE & PERMISSIONS:
Copyright for Official University records is held by Duke University; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
- BEFORE YOU VISIT:
- Register online to request material for use in our reading room and track the status of your requests. Requests for material must be made 2 full business days in advance of your visit. Most of our collections are stored at the Library Service Center, our off-site repository.
- PREFERRED CITATION:
[Identification of item], Weston La Barre Papers, University Archives, Duke University.