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Terms of Use

The contents of the Carleton College Digital Collections (CCDC) are made available by Carleton College and the collection-holding partners.   We welcome the use of these materials for research, teaching, and private study.  

The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections often makes it difficult to determine the copyright status of an item. Please contact the collection-holding partner for additional information regarding copyright status of a particular digital image, text, sound file or video recording.

By their use of these digital images, texts, audio, and video recordings, users agree to follow these conditions of use.

  • Responsibility for any use of these materials rests exclusively with the user.
  • Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by copyright law requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
  • When using an item from the CCDC, please give proper credit to the collection-owning partner and the Digital Collection, including (where applicable):
    • Identification of the original item;
    • Identification of an item's electronic format, its digital location (Persistent Link), the date the item was accessed, and the digital archive's name and location (URL);
    • Identification of the location of the original document.

The owning partner repositories 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.