We offer prints and digital images to anyone who submits a request. All requests are to be in writing using our Reproduction and Usage Agreement, http://www.library.pitt.edu/services/requests/ASC_Reproduction_Usage_Request_Form.pdf. There are no restrictions on image size or number of images that can be requested.
As per copyright, we make every attempt to notify a researcher if there may be a copyright issue. There are very few collections in the archives where the status is questionable. We either own the rights, will have the rights transferred within a specific period of time, or the items have been determined to be in the public domain. For donated collections, we really try to have everything spelled out in the DOG. We are not above coming straight out and asking a potential donor if they really do have the rights and under what condition were the images taken.