Rights and Distribution


If you would like to reproduce a photograph, document, audio clip, or moving image from the WCFTR collection for use in a new work, please contact an archivist at wcftr@commarts.wisc.edu. Your email should include details about your project and the item you wish to use.

Reproduction of moving image materials requires written permission from the copyright holder (or proof that the title is in the public domain). You will be responsible for finding copyright holder information, as well as all digitization and film prep costs. More information about digitization is available here.


The WCFTR manages rights and distribution for the Harold and Lynne Rhodes Mayer collection. More information about the collection and titles eligible for distribution can be found here.

The WCFTR does not hold copyright or distribution rights for most of our other collections.