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General Copyright Statement and Conditions of Use

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Please contact the owning institution for available information regarding copyright status of a particular digital item.

The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections often makes it difficult to determine the copyright status of an item. Whenever possible, New York Heritage and the owning institution provide available information about copyright owners and other restrictions in the catalog records, collection finding aids, and other metadata associated with digital items.

The owning institutions provide the aforementioned information as a service to aid users in determining the copyright status of an item. Ultimately, however, it is the user's responsibility to use an item according to the terms governing its use.

The owning institutions are eager to hear from any copyright owners who are not properly identified so that appropriate information may be provided to researchers and teachers in the future.

Conditions of Use

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  • for purposes of research, teaching and private study, users may reproduce (print or download), in accordance with fair use, materials or link to materials from this website without prior permission, on the condition they give proper credit to the owning institution
  • please use the following credit line: "[Title and date of image], courtesy [name of contributing repository], obtained from nyheritage.org."
  • materials may not be used for any commercial purpose without prior written permission from the copyright owner and owning institution
  • materials may not be re-published in print or electronic form without prior written permission from the copyright owner and owning institution
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