Archives in the Classroom

The Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives encourages faculty to incorporate the use of its materials into its curriculum.  From onsite visits to the archives to specialized projects, the Archives staff is ready to work with faculty to create an unique learning opportunity for IUPUI students.

Privacy Notice

Indiana University is currently finalizing a privacy notice policy. Upon release of that policy, the notice for this web site will be updated.

For specific privacy inquiries about this web site, please contact Todd Daniels-Howell at 317-274-0466 or


This privacy notice applies only to IUPUI University Library Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives ( and explains our practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of visitor information.  Visitor information collected by this site will be used only as outlined in this privacy notice.

Other units at the university may collect and use visitor information in different ways.  Therefore, visitors to other university web sites should review the privacy notices for the particular sites they visit.  The IUPUI University Library Special Collections and Archives is not responsible for the content of other web sites or for the privacy practices of web sites outside the scope of this notice.

Ordering Information

  1. Complete an Image Permission and Use Agreement  if intended use of ordered images requires such permission. See our Copyright page for more information on fair use and permissions. Permission may involve commercial use fees.

    For current estimates of services and prices go to the Special Collections and Archives Services Price List

User Policies

Copyright Information

Any copies made from materials held by IUPUI University Library's Special Collections, including both Special Collections and Archives and the Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library, may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S. Code), which governs reproduction, distribution, public display, and certain other uses of protected works. Uses may be allowed with permission from the rights holder, or if the use is fair use or within another exception, or if the copyright on the work has expired.

Duplicating Services

General Information

Materials housed in the Special Collections and Archives and in the Joseph and Matthew Payton Philanthropic Studies Library generally can be duplicated.

Exceptions to this include:

  1. Materials that could be damaged by exposure in the duplication process.
  2. Materials restricted by agreement with the donor.
  3. Materials restricted due to copyright or other legal considerations.

The Special Collections staff will determine if items may be duplicated and will duplicate requested material. Materials from the Payton Philanthropic Studies Library can be duplicated by patrons on the University Library's coin-operated machines.

Faxing Services (For Special Collections only)

Limit: 20 pages only.

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Media Duplication Services (For Special Collections only)


$4.00/per hour of tape ($4.00 minimum charge)


Research Information

The Ruth Lilly Special Collections and Archives offers research and reference services to distant patrons.

If you cannot visit us in person, the Archives will make copies of documents from the collections.  For the complete list of prices, please consult our Duplication Services page.  Requests can be submitted via Ask-An-Archivist .