Digital Commonwealth Copyright Statement

Digital Commonwealth is responsible solely for presenting the online cultural resources of its member institutions. Members are responsible for the observance of copyrights of the materials in their collections.

Some of the original materials reproduced on the site may be protected by copyright. It is your obligation to determine and follow all copyright or use restrictions of the material presented here. Unless the terms of use are clearly stated with respect to individual items, users must seek permission from the copyright owner for all uses that are not allowed by fair use and other provisions of the United States copyright law (Title 17). We encourage you to investigate Fair Use policies, or contact us for more information. The United States Copyright Office is on the Web at .

As a condition of participation, contributing partners have agreed that they have the right to duplicate content contained here. Contributing partners are responsible for obtaining copyright clearances and are supposed to secure all necessary permissions to display these materials.

Digital Commonwealth provides access to copyrighted materials strictly for noncommercial educational and research purposes and places no restrictions on public domain material.

Digital Commonwealth does not charge permission fees for use of such material and does not grant or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections.

Copyright Holders

Digital Commonwealth and its members would like to learn more about these images and hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified on this web site so that we may make the necessary corrections. If you have any additional information about the images or would like to suggest a correction, please contact Please include the name of the contributors, a title, and the reference URL (to find it, click the “reference URL” link at the bottom of the page on which the image displays).

Resources on Copyright

Hirtle, Peter. Digital Preservation and Copyright.

Minow, Mary. Copyright and Libraries.

Minow, Mary. Library Digitization Projects and Copyright.

Stanford University Libraries. Fair Use and Copyright Guidelines and Policies.

United States Coypright Office. Copyright.

March 2014

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