|Accessing the Collection
The oral history transcripts, audio tapes and video tapes are made available for research purposes only, and may be further restricted pursuant to the terms of the agreement between the interviewee and the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society. Requests to access any of the collection must be made in writing. Copies of transcripts and video tapes can be made for a nominal charge. The Society retains copyright on all transcripts, audio tapes and video tapes created under its oral history project, subject to the terms of each oral history agreement.
By special arrangement, the Society has deposited copies of some of its unrestricted transcripts with the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. The Society, in its discretion and subject to the terms of the agreement between the interviewee and the Society, may deposit copies of transcripts, audio tapes and video tapes with other repositories. Transcripts, audio tapes, video tapes and other materials in the Society's collection originating under the auspices of other organizations may not be copied without the permission of the copyright holder.
Using the Collection
If you plan to use any portion of an oral history transcript, audio tape or video tape in a published work or commercial production, you must secure the Society's permission in writing to cite, quote or excerpt it. To do so, please submit the pages of the manuscript or portion of the work in which the interview is quoted or excerpted as well as at least the three preceding and following pages or other material necessary to provide sufficient context. The Society will check the citation and issue a letter of permission. This procedure may take several business days or more. Citation must include the name of the work (for example, "Transcript of Oral History Interview of United States Circuit Judge ________"), the date of the interview, and the fact that the work was published or produced by the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society (and/or collaborating institutions, when applicable). For commercial productions, please also write the Society describing your project and the words or excerpts you wish to use. Any use beyond the standards of "fair use" may require a fee.
In addition to transcripts, the Society has audio tapes and video tapes on file for some of the collection. If you are interested in listening to or viewing an audio tape or video tape, please let the Society know in advance. If an audio tape or video tape is available, the Society will provide listening equipment and a space for you to review it. In cases where the audio tape or video tape and transcript differ, the audio tape or video tape is provided for background use only. All citations must come from the transcript.
For further information about using the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society collection and for current copying charges, please contact the Society's office at (626) 795-0266 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.