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Statement Concerning Copyright and Fair Use



Washington University Libraries' Department of Special Collections supports the advancement of the Constitutional principle that copyright exists to promote the progress of science and useful arts through the dissemination of information in a manner consistent with law.

This site, created to promote such progress, is for educational and non-commercial use only. Copyrights on images presented on this site may be held by the University, the creator, or the creator's assigns, heirs or representatives. In other cases, images may be in the public domain. Reproductions (print, hard copies, downloads) of materials from this site may only be used in research, teaching, scholarship or private study by the recipient of the reproduction. For these uses, categorized as "fair use," permission is not required. Such reproductions may not be made for or donated to other repositories by the recipient and may not be furthere reproduced without permission.

All other uses, especially publication, broadcast, and sale require written permission of the copyright holder. Due to the varying nature of the collections held, each collection may have different copyright or other reproduction restrictions. Visitors wishing to use materials in a manner that does not fall under "fair use" or who wish to broadcast or publish material from this site may contact the Department of Special Collections at spec@wustl.edu, or (314) 935-5495, specifying the materials of interest. We will attempt to assist you in obtaining permission from the copyright holder. However, visitors must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claims of literary property rights or copyrights and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Washington University, its officers, employees and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions and expenses arising out of use of materials presented on this site.

When using materials from this site, please acknowledge their source by clearly stating the name of the collection in which you found the materials (e.g. Al Parker: The American Illustrator, Washington University Archives). If the materials you are using were found on our web pages, please specify the URL (web address) of the pages in which you found them.

Additional information on copyright law, including fair use, can be found at http://www.wustl.edu/copyright.