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Request to use materials from the digital collection require the following information:
- Printed Name, position/title, mailing address, telephone and email address of person making the request.
- List of requested digital items with ID numbers to be transferred or reproduced electronically or otherwise.
- Brief description of intended use of material including purpose, audience, format, when and where to be used.
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Copyright of Collections
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