Special Collections & University Archives



Requests for limited reproduction of material is available when such duplication can be done without injury to materials and when duplication does not violate donor agreements or copyright law. Copies may not be given to other institutions without prior permission of the Department Head.

A Reproduction Request Form may be completed and submitted to the staff member on duty at any time during the day, but at least fifteen minutes before closing. Requests for duplicating certain materials may require approval by the Department Head.

Due to staff availability and/or duplication request backlogs, copies may not be immediately available. Large duplication jobs may need to be mailed.

Ask a Question

Special Collections staff are available to answer brief, general questions about the collections and the history of Vanderbilt University and Peabody College.

If researchers need extensive research help, we suggest posting a research assistant job announcement with Vanderbilt Student Employment.

Fee Schedule

Photocopies: 20¢/page
Service Fees: After 100 pages, a $20 service fee (pro-rated) is assessed for each additional 100 pages. 
Shipping: $5.00 domestic shipping; $6.00 international shipping.

All orders requiring shipping must be prepaid.

Contact Special Collections for quotes on photographic or audio-visual material.


An appropriate credit line or citation must identify materials from Special Collections. The recommended credit line format is as follows: [Name of Collection], Vanderbilt University Special Collections, Nashville, Tennessee.

A copy of the publication, offprint, or tearsheets (or xerographic copies of title page and pages using Special Collections materials) is requested for the Archives record.