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Publication and Commercial Use of Archives' Materials

Permission is required for any and all materials, including both Government/Public Records and Special Collections.

See Rights and Reproduction permissions from the Archives for information on permission to use materials including photographs, maps, documents, and artifacts in Special Collections. Commercial uses include -- but are not limited to -- advertising, posters, brochures, newspapers, periodicals, websites, books, videos, and all other media both electronic and traditional.  See the Fee Schedule for reproduction costs of Government/Public Records.

  • A copy of all publications featuring material from the Maryland State Archives must be donated to its library free of charge.
  • Some items in our Special Collections may have additional usage fees or special permissions required by the donor. In most cases, these restrictions are clearly marked at the time you make your selection. The Director of Special Collections will advise you how to proceed if this is necessary.
  • Digital reproduction services are available; please see our price list
  • If you wish to videotape materials, please see our videotaping policy.
  • Permission must be secured in advance from a member of Reference Management or the Director of Special Collections for the use of tape recorders, digital or traditional cameras, and other special equipment. Personal scanners (flat bed and sheet fed) may NOT be used with any archival material at the Maryland State Archives.  Hand held digital cameras without flash may be used with the permission of the search room supervisor.  The use of any materials from our collections is dependent upon its condition.
  • Patrons will not make copies of materials obtained from the collections of the Maryland State Archives.
  • All responsibility for infringement of copyright in use of materials is assumed by the patron.


Questions regarding Archives collections and services should be directed to the Reference Services Department at: msa.helpdesk@maryland.gov

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This information resource of the Maryland State Archives is presented here for fair use in the public domain. When this material is used, in whole or in part, proper citation and credit must be attributed to the Maryland State Archives. PLEASE NOTE: Rights assessment for associated source material is the responsibility of the user.


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