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Photography is permitted only as follows:
Attention: Permission to take photographs for personal and research use does not include
permission to publish or distribute the photographs. If you are interested in submitting a reproduction request
please make an inquiry with the staff for instructions. Full instructions for submitting a reproduction request
are available at http://www.aaa.si.edu/askus/reproductions. PHOTOGRAPHY PRIVILEGES CAN BE DENIED OR REVOKED AT ANY TIME IF THESE GUIDELINES ARE NOT FOLLOWED.
The copyright law of the United States (title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies
or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and
archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproductions.
One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproductions is not to be "used for any purpose
other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or
reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.
This institution reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment
of the order would involve violation of copyright law.
Manuscript collections that include twentieth and twenty-first century archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state “right to privacy” laws. Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals without the consent of those individuals may have legal cause for action if facts concerning an individual’s private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person.
Smithsonian staff have taken care to identify and, in some cases, remove Personally Identifiable Information found within its archival collections when undertaking archival processing work. However, privacy protected information may be revealed during use of the archival collections, particularly in those collections that are unprocessed or have been minimally processed.
Researchers agree to make no notes or other recordation of privacy protected information if found within the archival collections, and further agree not to publish, publicize, or disclose such information to any other party for any purpose if found within the archival collections.
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