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Cal State University, Fullerton

P.O.Box 6846
Fullerton, CA 92834 - 6846
Office: Pollak Library South (PLS) 363

657 278-3580

Office hours:
Mon. through Fri. 9 am - 5 pm

(12:30 - 1:30 lunch)

Reading Room/Archives and Thesis Binding: Mon. through Fri. 9am-4:30pm


1. Material Use and Duplication Information

2. Workshops

3. Transcription Services

4. Editing, Indexing, and Binding Assistance

5. Additional Services

Material Use and Duplication Information

There is no charge for using the materials at the Center for Oral and Public History or for most reference services.

Circulation: At this time, none of the materials held by the Center for Oral and Public History circulate. However, a limited number of oral histories are available through Inter-Library Loan at Pollak Library, California State University, Fullerton. Please check their online catalog for specific oral history transcripts. CSUF Pollak Library.

Duplication: The Center for Oral and Public History provides a variety of duplication services but reserves the right to restrict reproduction of materials due to condition, size, copyright, or donor requirements. Duplication options include photocopy; color photocopy; duplication of sound recordings; and digitized copies of photographs and documents.

The Center for Oral and Public History imposes a small fee for duplication of materials to recover costs. The following is the rate structure for duplication services:

- Analog Audio Cassettes: $10.00 per tape - Compact Discs (CD-R): $20.00 per disc - Photographic Materials: Price varies according to format
- Digital Copies Price varies according to item - Individual Photocopies: $ .50 per copy. After 100 copies, $ .25 per copy.
Students with student ID: $ .25 per copy
- Transcripts: Prices vary based on individual oral history transcripts

Please note, duplication charges solely recoup the cost for providing reproduction services and do not include licensing fees for the commercial reproduction or commercial use of materials from the Center for Oral and Public History collection.

A fee of $5.00 is added to duplication requests initiated by phone, FAX, e-mail, or regular mail.

Copyright: The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and other reproductions of copyrighted materials. Under certain conditions specified in the law, copies may be provided for individual researchers' private study. The copies are provided for the individual's personal use and may not be further reproduced, published, broadcast, displayed, offered for sale, transferred to another individual or deposited in another institution without written permission from the Center for Oral and Public History and/or the copyright holder.

In certain cases, the Center for Oral and Public History does not own the copyright to the materials in its collection. Under these circumstances, it cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond what is deemed a fair use of those items under copyright law requires the written permission of the copyright owners. The Center for Oral and Public History will furnish information it has, if any, regarding the owner of copyright and restrictions on use for particular material. It cannot and will not make any warranty or representation, express or implied, oral or
in writing, that a particular use of archival material is not an infringement of any copyright or property right of any third party. It is entirely the responsibility of the requester to determine and ensure that use of material fully complies with copyright law and other possible restrictions on use.

Licensing Permission: to reproduce or use materials owned by the Center for Oral and Public History for any commercial purpose, including, but not limited to, on-line use and presentation, publication in any format, or exhibits, permission must be secured from the Center for Oral and Public History prior to web mounting, publication or exhibition. Licensing fees, where applicable, are calculated separately from reproduction costs. Please contact Stephanie George, Collections Curator, for details or submit application for use. Permission to Publish. The application can then be submitted via regular mail or fax (657) 278-5069. Typical costs are $0.10/word and $40.00/image. Sound recordings: price varies.

Consulting Services: COPH staff are available to consult with organizations on the planning and execution of oral history projects as well as providing oral history workshops. Please contact Kathy Frazee for more information about our services and staff availability.

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•  Oral history
  Archival setup & management
  Image scanning and preservation
•  Website design
Interested in having an  Oral History Workshop at your next event?  Contact us at (657) 278-3580.

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Transcription Services

Tapes Into Type is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable transcriptions for oral historians, writers, and researchers. Transcription services are provided via Tapes into Type.  We employ experienced transcribers who specialize in the field of oral history transcription. Our expertise has earned us an exceptional reputation for producing work of the utmost quality. Professionalism and confidentiality are ensured.

Tapes Into Type clients include:

  • National Parks Service

  • California Transportation Authority

  • Various University Research Projects

  • Independent Researchers

Transcription Cost:
$4.00 per page*
*Additional charges may be incurred for difficult/problem tapes, rush orders, and special formatting.
CD or 3 1/2" floppy disk copy in one or all of the following file formats
•  .html
•  .rtf
•  MS Word .doc

First-class postage included


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Editing, Indexing and Binding: assistance is available on a contract basis for individuals who have recorded interviews. 


Master projects and personal copies of theses:



per copy for hard cover materials

per copy for soft cover materials


per copy for 2 plain sheets of paper (you can also supply these to match your document's paper)

$32.00 to $47.00

plus 1-time embossing fee:
  embossing, depending on number of copies and number of lines in the title
  1-2 line title,

  • 1-5 copies = $32;
  • 6-10 copies = $37

  3-line title (maximum), 

  •  1-5 copies = $42 
  •  6-10 copies = $47


Tax on materials only, not embossing

Please call (657)278-3580 with questions or a quote

Checks are to be made payable to CSUF ASC-COPH
(CSUF Auxiliary Services Corporation-
Center for Oral and Public History)

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Additional Service

The Center for Oral and Public History provides services on a contract basis for various businesses and organizations.
Services provided include:

•  Business Histories

•  Historical Documentation

•  Project Indexing

• Project Management

•  Publication Production

•  Records Assistance

•  Image Scanning and Preservation

•  Digital Migration (Audio, Video, Image, Documents)

•  Document Scanning

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