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Oral History Access Policy

The CalArts Oral History Program provides access to interview recordings and text transcripts for personal research use, teaching, and educational purposes, under the fair use clause of United States copyright law. Online streaming access to most interview recordings is available for a limited period of 30 days free of charge upon completion of this form. Digital copies of transcripts are also available. Not all interviews have been digitized and transcribed. A staff member will contact you if we are not able to fulfill your request.

Access requests are submitted via this form for research purposes in which the requester agrees to comply with the fair use guidelines and principles as determined by United States copyright law. Recordings and transcripts may not be further copied or otherwise distributed to other parties. Rights and permissions for oral history materials vary between individual interviews. Researchers wishing to publish or broadcast CalArts Oral History materials are responsible for obtaining direct authorization from copyright holders: generally, the interviewees or their estates.

To access and interview and/or a transcript please fill out the Oral History Access Request Form.

For questions, please contact:

Brena Smith
CalArts Oral History Program Coordinator
bsmith@calarts.edu
661.291.3024

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24700 McBean Pkwy
Valencia, CA 91355
661.253.7889

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