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Patent medicine bottle collection

Access & Use

Access to the collection: Researchers are required to view the inventory and color slides of the bottles before requesting to see specific bottles. The binder of the color slides can be requested from Manuscripts staff. The bottles and objects are housed at the Library Collections Annex and can only be seen by prior appointment.
Use of the materials: All researchers seeking to publish materials from the collections of the John Hay Library are requested to complete a Notice of Intent to Publish, prior to reproducing, quoting, or otherwise publishing any portion or extract from this collection. Although Brown University has physical ownership of the collection and the materials contained therein, it does not claim literary rights. It is up to the researcher to determine the owners of the literary rights and to obtain any necessary permissions from them.
Preferred citation:Patent medicine bottle collection, Ms. 2008.002, Brown University Library.
Contact information: John Hay Library, University Archives and Manuscripts
Box A
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: Manuscripts: 401-863-3723; University Archives: 401-863-2148
Email: Manuscripts: hay@brown.edu; University Archives: archives@brown.edu