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 the URL(s) of the item(s) with a description of your question or concern. Requests for removal or redaction are always referred back to our partners. We will work with them and get back to you promptly.

Reviewed and revised August 2020.