One of the ways in which most archival repositories raise funds to do all that they do -- preserve the history of their company, corporation, business, institution, etc. -- is with use fees. Fees for use are one-time only and are subject to change without notice. Payment is due in advance and applies to for-profit corporations, partnerships, private businesses, and individuals when images are to be used commercially. This includes, but is not limited to, the display of photographs in public areas of commercial buildings, restaurants, galleries, and retail spaces.
Use fees are not charged to local news media, University of South Alabama departments, governmental agencies, for academic purposes, or to non-profit entities (proof of non-profit status, certified by the IRS, is required). We reserve the right, however, to change such fees if the purpose to which an image will be put is deemed by us to be commercial. A written description of the use to which photographic reprints will be put must be filled out in advance.
If published, all photographs reproduced must be credited to The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library on the page where they are published in easily readable typeface according to the credit line specified by The McCall Library. Separate permission must be sought and gained if the credit line will not appear on the same page as the published photograph.
If displayed, The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library normally prefers that each image be individually credited with both the name of the collection from which the image came and The Library's general credit line. At the very minimum, however, The McCall Library requires that the general credit line be used for each images. Arrangements may be made whereby a single credit is posted in a conspicuous location.
The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library has a fee schedule for the use of its images for a commercial purpose. That schedule is based on the use to which the image(s) will be put. Photographic copies are provided for a one-time use only. Any subsequent reproduction of the print supplied, such as mural-size prints, will be subject to a larger use fee to be determined by The McCall Library. Later or different use, including the production of subsequent editions or printings of a work, constitute re-use and requires renegotiation and payment of commercial use fees. All reproductions made for commercial use will be made by us at our current prices.
The Doy Leale McCall Rare Book and Manuscript Library reserves the right to decline to provide copies of photographs if in its judgement the proposed copies would be a violation of copyright law, or would offend, invade the privacy of, or raise objections of persons pictured in the photographs, their relatives, the community, the photographer, or the donor of the photographs.