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 research and 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.

We always appreciate a credit when images held in our collections are republished. Our standard credit is: "Courtesy of Special Collections and Archives, Eric V. Hauser Memorial Library, Reed College".

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 may be requested via Interlibrary Loan. Contact your local library or affiliated institution for instructions on using Interlibrary loan. Student theses may also be checked out (Reed students, staff, faculty, and alumni only) from the Thesis Tower or accessed in person in the Special Collections and Archives reading room. We are unable to make copies of theses for anyone other than the copyright holder; for access, please request the thesis via Interlibrary Loan.

If you would like a copy of your own thesis, please write to archives@reed.edu. 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 the thesis are not picked up in person.

Please send payment as a check to:
Special Collections and Archives, attn. Tracy Drake
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.