Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives. Special arrangements required to view negatives due to cold storage. Using negatives requires a three hour waiting period. Contact the Archives Center at 202-633-3270.
When the Museum purchased the collection from the Estate of Robert S. Scurlock, it obtained all rights, including copyright. The earliest photographs in the collection are in the public domain because their term of copyright has expired. The Archives Center will control copyright and the use of the collection for reproduction purposes, which will be handled in accordance with its standard reproduction policy guidelines. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Scurlock Studio Records, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Smithsonian Institution
The collection was acquired with assistance from the Eugene Meyer Foundation. Elihu and Susan Rose and the Save America's Treasures program, provided funds to stabilize, organize, store, and create digital surrogates of some of the negatives. Processing and encoding funded by a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.
History - Communication (Telephone, Telefax, Dictaphone Recorder, FedEx)
Box 14 of 26
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024. Boxes 3-4, 6-8, and 22-23 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Transferring office; 10/4/1994 memorandum, Kirby to Watkins; Contact reference staff for details.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-175, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department, Exhibition Records
Reference copies for audio discs and moving image do not exist. Use of these materials requires special arrangement with the Archives Center staff. Gloves must be worn when handling unprotected photographs and negatives.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Al Celley Collection of Duke Ellington Materials, Archives Center, National Museum of American History