Policies and Services
Use Policies for MFAH Archives Materials
The MFAH Archives are open by appointment for scholarly research. Researchers must register and present a photo and/or student identification card. Personal belongings are subject to search. Access to archival material may be restricted by law, deed of gift, physical condition or the discretion of the archivist. Researchers assume full responsibility for complying with laws regulating copyright, privacy, and defamation in the use of archival holdings. Personal laptops may be used in the Reading Room.
Researchers must disclose to the archivist the intent to quote or cite archival material in a
publication, and a complimentary copy of the publication must be provided to the MFAH Archives. In many instances, copyrights to photographs, sound recordings, and other materials in the archival holdings are retained by third parties. It is the responsibility of researchers to obtain permission from all copyright holders before publication.
With the permission of the archivist, reproductions of most of the materials in the archival holdings are available.
The fee for this service depends on the kind of copy needed. All requests for reproductions of archival material must be submitted in writing.
There is no self-service photocopying. Permission to reproduce materials may be denied based upon fragility, size or other considerations.
Architectural drawings may not be traced or otherwise reproduced. Negatives are not available.
Reproduction Services and Prices