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Policy on Use of Materials

The Center for Popular Music maintains and regulates the use of materials within its collections according to professional standards and rights and regulations of the law. The Center's policy on the use of its materials intends to encourage public access to collection materials while maintaining optimum care of those materials.

Research materials are made available to patrons on equal terms. All Center materials are non-circulating, but may be accessed in the Reading Room for research and scholarly pursuits. Access is subject to appropriate care and handling by the researcher, the item's physical condition, copyright law, and any restrictions placed on materials by donors, depositors, or the Center itself for preservation, processing, or other administrative reasons. In the case of a violation of these policies, the Center reserves the right to deny access to materials.

Citing CPM Materials

Materials in the Center that have informed the work of scholars and students should be cited appropriately. A credit line should identify Center collections utilized in the research. The recommended format is:

From the [specified collection], Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University.

An example would be:

From the Kenneth S. Goldstein Collection of American Song Broadsides,
Center for Popular Music, Middle Tennessee State University.