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The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Syracuse University Libraries has recently resumed our reference, duplication, and permissions operations after our suspension of normal operations as a result of the COVID-19 health emergency. We received a large number of reference questions during this suspension and are answering all inquiries in the order in which they were received. Please note that we are prioritizing inquiries from current Syracuse University affiliates (faculty, students, and staff). Thank you for your patience.


SCRC reference staff can answer questions regarding books or printed materials, historical or manuscript collections, or other items held by the Special Collections Research Center. Please contact us by using our correspondence form.

For more assistance in finding material in our collections, please consult our Research Strategy Guide and our Collection Areas pages.


SCRC staff can make copies of select collection material for research and publication use. All orders are subject to SCRC approval and are according to US Copyright law.

For more information please visit our Duplication page.


If you are interested in using our collection material in an upcoming publication (any format), please visit our Publication Permission page.

Exhibition Loan

SCRC will lend materials from its collections to libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions with established exhibition programs. More information about our exhibition loan program, including requirements and fees, please visit our Exhibition Loan page