Reproductions and Permissions


Lear Center staff will make reproductions of materials for patrons subject to copyright law and the condition of the materials. Staff reserve the right to reject requests when materials are too fragile or when filling the request would take an inordinate amount of staff time.

All digital reproductions will be scanned as 300dpi JPEGs, unless otherwise requested. 


Connecticut College affiliates (faculty, staff, department requests, alumni)

  • Photocopies: $0.50/page
  • Digital Scans: $2.00/image

Non-Connecticut College affiliates

  • Photocopies: $0.50/page 
  • Digital Scans: $10.00/image

Digital images will be delivered via email or DVD, depending on file size. DVDs sent by mail will incur a shipping charge. In addition, remote requests may bring an additional $10 processing fee. For fees for images from the Rachel Carson collection, please contact Benjamin Panciera.

Permission to Publish

Permission to publish is required to reproduce text or images from Lear Center collections. Requests must be submitted in writing, and should include the following information:

  • Materials requested
  • Title of the publication/work
  • Author
  • Format (book, exhibition, article, etc)
  • Date of publication (known or anticipated)
  • Distribution (North American, Worldwide)
  • Use (commercial, personal, non-profit)

Please note that in many instances copyright is not held by Connecticut College and researchers are responsible for indentifying the copyright holder and securing permission to reproduce copyrighted materials before publishing.

Contact Information:

Benjamin Panciera
Ruth Rusch Sheppe '40 Director of Special Collections
Phone: 860-439-2654

Rebecca Parmer
College Archivist
Phone: 860-439-2686

Linda Lear Center for
Special Collections & Archives
Charles E. Shain Library
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320