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Permission to Publish

The Waring Historical Library is pleased to support non-profit uses of our images and materials. No use fees are charged for organizations able to prove their not-for-profit status by providing suitable documentation. No use fees are charged for use of the Waring Historical Library's holdings in:

  • student papers, theses, and dissertations,
  • scholarly works addressed to limited audiences,
  • official publications by the Medical University of South Carolina, the State of South Carolina, or local government agencies in South Carolina,
  • for exhibition in museums.

Commercial publications include books and other printed materials and other media created by for-profit enterprises, including but not limited to commercial publishing houses and production companies. Before a commercial reproduction order will be processed, a completed Request for Permission to Publish form must be submitted to the Waring Historical Library staff.

There are no fees for the non-profit use of our images. Commercial use may require pre-payment of use fees. See list of Publication Fees. If you have questions about how your project or use will be considered, please contact the library.

View Publication and Service Fees, for more information about use fees and to view the fee schedule.

To submit a Permission to Publish request, complete the form below.

Permission to Publish Form



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