The Special Collections of the Michael Schwartz Library at Cleveland State University contain resources for the free use of the general public as well as university students and faculty. Special Collections contains many materials useful for local history research, including the Cleveland Press Collection, the Cleveland Union Terminal Collection, and the Watson Bridge Collection. Special Collections also contain other library resources that are rare, unique, or in need of special care.
We adhere to the ALA/ACRL Standards for Ethical Conduct for Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Librarians, with Guidelines for Institutional Practice in Support of the Standards (2d edition, 1992).
Special Collections materials are solely for reference and do not circulate.
Cleveland State University makes no claim of copyright ownership for the materials in Special Collections. Organizations and individuals seeking to use materials for publication must obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. Failure to do so could be a breach of copyright law.
You may photocopy and scan materials held by Special Collections, subject to restrictions on fragile materials, with the understanding that you are responsible for how you intend to use these materials. We assume you are using them for purposes covered under Fair Use regulations.
Photographs may be reproduced by the Library's Digital Production Unit. You may also bring your own camera or scanner and digitize our images for yourself, within reason.