Special Collections and Archives

Copy Requests

Patrons may take images of most materials for personal use. Special Collections and Archives staff reserve the right to limit reproductions by patrons including but not limited to reasons concerning the condition of the material, privacy, or copyright status. It is the responsibility of the patron to obtain any necessary permissions to reprint, distribute, or publish materials from Special Collections and Archives. Please note that while we own the materials in our collections, we often do not own the copyright to these materials.

Special Collections and Archives staff are available to scan materials up to a 1 hour maximum if the condition of the materials and copyright status allow us to do so. If you have a reproduction request that exceeds this limit, we recommend taking images in person or hiring a Reed College student to take images. More information about hiring a Reed student can be found at the Center for Life Beyond Reed. Scanners and photocopiers are not available for patron use.

Theses Copies

Copies of student theses may be made with the written permission of the author or the copyright holder. We are not able to make copies without permission. Please send a request to archives@reed.edu and ask the thesis author or copyright holder to write us at archives@reed.edu with their permission. If you would like assistance in contacting the author/copyright holder, Reed College’s Alumni Programs office can serve as an intermediary. The best way to reach them is via email: alumni@reed.edu.

Once permission is secured, the library can create a PDF (free), a photocopy ($10/thesis), or a bound photocopy ($20/thesis). A flat $5 fee will be added to cover shipping costs if theses are not picked up in person.

Please send payment as a check to:

Special Collections and Archives, attn. Laura Buchholz
Reed College Library
3203 Southeast Woodstock Boulevard
Portland, Oregon 97202-8199

The Reed Library supports a digital collection of theses. The collection is currently available to Reed students, staff, faculty, and alumni. If you would like to add your thesis, but do not have a PDF copy, we are happy to digitize it for you! Just follow instructions for requesting a copy of your thesis to be added to the collection.

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