Permission to Publish

Patrons wishing to publish or broadcast images in any form (hard copy, electronic, presentation, public display, television/film/video) should contact us to obtain the appropriate forms to begin the process. Permission to publish must be secured prior to publication. Depending on the nature of the request, it may be subject to a commercial use fee of $75.00 per image. When contacting the Archives about a publication request, include the title of your work, the format in which it will appear, the name of the publisher (if applicable), and the anticipated publication date. The turnaround time for obtaining permission is usually two weeks.


Published work created using Duke University Medical Center Archives materials should include a proper acknowledgement. The suggested citation format for use in a bibliography is [Identification of item], [Collection Name], Duke University Medical Center Archives. For example: "Letter dated January 1, 1930, General correspondence, 1926-1937, Wilburt C. Davison Papers, Duke University Medical Center Archives.”