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Charles Marvin Fairchild (SFS '48) Memorial Gallery
November 17, 2008 – March 3, 2009

Statement of Policy

Please submit a photo I.D. to the reading room desk attendant.
Please help guarantee the security of our material by placing all personal property (including bags and coats) in the lockers outside the reading room designated for the special use of our researchers. Only pencils, paper, and portable computers may be brought into the reading room.
Georgetown University Library is not responsible for damage or theft of items stored in the lockers.
Staff reserve the right to inspect all personal items (books, notes, computer cases, etc.) upon the arrival and/or departure of any researcher when use of Special Collections material is requested.

Access to manuscript and archival material for any purpose involving pending litigation must be through the office of the University Counsel. Failure to disclose this intent may constitute a serious breach of legal ethics.
Use NO INK when examining research material. (Pencils are supplied upon request.)
THREE boxes may be requested at a time. Depending on the amount of material per folder and the value of the contents, only one box or one folder may be provided at a time (based upon the discretion of the Division staff).
Please preserve the existing order of the material in each folder. Report any disarrangement discovered to the Division staff.
Please do not mark materials in any way either directly or by writing notes on top of them, or by resting books or other objects on the surface of the material.
When returning material, please replace all folders in proper numerical or alphabetical sequence in the box and replace box covers securely.
Notify staff when leaving the reading room. Please return all material and this form before leaving for the day.
Staff must be alerted to boxes containing requests for copies. Individual folders containing copy requests must be replaced in the appropriate boxes. (Please refer to the Division’s Xerox and Photographic Copy forms for our policies and the correct procedures for requesting copies.)
Responsibility for Special Collections/University Archives material is assumed by the researcher until all items have been returned to and accounted for by Division staff.

It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine the owner of literary rights including copyright and obtain permission from the owner of those rights before the Special Collections materials are published or used commercially.


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