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The content in Scholars Square is made available to support non-profit educational uses including research, teaching, and scholarship.

The collections include items in the public domain, copyrighted works made available with permission of the copyright holder, and works published with a Creative Commons License. The collections also include items for which we have been unable to definitively determine the copyright status, but which we have reason to believe are either in the public domain or can be made available under the terms of Fair Use.

We provide the best information we can find about the copyright status of items in our collection. Users can find this information in the Rights field listed under an item. 

If you have found a possible mistake in the copyright status identified for an item, email us at

It is the responsibility of the user to make sure that their use of the material complies with the Copyright Law of the United States.

If you use material from Scholars Square, we ask that you provide a citation. For guidance on citing digitized primary sources, we recommend the Library of Congress’ Citing Primary Sources guide.