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Rights & Reproductions
Written permission must be obtained from the Smith College Special Collections for use of quotations beyond “fair use”; for publishing or reproducing documents, images, or audiovisual content; or for publication and/or broadcast of content in any form, including print, exhibitions, websites, film, video, audio, or any electronic media produced for public distribution. Permission must also be obtained from the copyright owner if Smith College Special Collections does not own copyright. We will provide whatever information we can on how to identify the copyright owner. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and obtain all copyright permissions. Note that even if Special Collections does not own copyright, or the material has passed into public domain, researchers must still obtain permission from Special Collections, as the owners of the physical property.
Content made available on our website may be downloaded or printed for purposes of private study, scholarship, and research without prior permission. If you are citing materials, please give proper attribution of the source. For more information, see Attribution.
To obtain permission to publish quotations, submit your request in writing to Smith College Special Collections. Your request should include the portion of your text in which the quote is used and the citation for the quote. There are no fees for publishing quotations or excerpts.
Smith College Special Collections will grant permission to publish images and audiovisual materials from the collection when publishers assume all responsibility for clearing reproduction rights and for any infringement of the U.S. Copyright Code. Publishers must obtain written permission from a) the copyright owner, his or her heirs or assigns and b) from Smith College Special Collections, owner of the original materials, before publishing or otherwise reproducing copyrighted materials.
Publishers must complete a Smith College Special Collections Permission to Publish Contract, which will be prepared and sent after you place your order.
Permission is granted under the following conditions [from the Smith College Special Collection's Permission to Publish Contract]: