Permissions and Citations


Special Collections & University Archives at FIU Libraries provides copies of materials in our collections for private study, scholarship, or research. The FIU Libraries generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it cannot give permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Patrons are responsible for determining the proper copyright holder and securing permission to publish, quote, broadcast, exhibit, or perform that work. 

The nature of historical archival collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine. For more information about copyright please visit General Copyright Information at FIU Libraries website.


FIU Special Collections & University Archives must always be cited as the source of text or images when published or otherwise distributed. In general, Special Collections & University Archives materials should be cited as:

[title of work or collection name], Special Collections & University Archives, The Florida International University Libraries (Miami, Florida)

Electronic materials should be cited as follows: Title/Name of the resource, URL of the resource (listed in the citation as the permanent link), or the URL of the collection where the resource can be found, Name of the holding institution