Copyright and Reuse Questions, and Privacy Concerns

Items are shared on when the contributing institution has been granted permission to do so or when we believe sharing them is covered by a limitation or exception in United States copyright law.

Each item record includes a rights statement and/or a usage statement to help communicate (1) how much we know about an item’s copyright and (2) any known requirements when trying to reuse the item for your own purposes. If you would like more information about how a rights statement was chosen, refer to our Rights Statement Guidelines.

If you have questions or concerns about the items available on our website, we want to hear from you. Contact us at, including your contact information and a description of the item(s). We will get back to you promptly.