From The National Association For The Advancement of Colored
Rights and Restrictions Information
Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730
This collection includes original and copy photographs, artwork,
and prints created prior to 1969. They were gathered from many sources
including wire services, commercial photo studios, publicity photo
distributors, and amateur photographers, and may be restricted by
copyright. Some photos are not identified with the name of their
creator or their source. Privacy and
publicity rights may apply.
Access: Permitted; subject to P&P policy on serving
originals. This policy requires the use of microfilm in place of
Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying,
photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair
subject to P&P policy on copying.
Publication and other forms of distribution: May be
- Wire service, professional
photographer, studio, publicity, or
other photographs and original artwork
from commercial sources dating
1923 and after may be restricted by
copyright and patrons are advised
to check for copyright prior to publication
or other forms of distribution. The
commercial status of these images
can be recognized by the appearance
of the name of a photographer or studio
on the image, e.g., Ernest Withers,
Morgan & Marvin
Smith, Addison Scurlock. More information
on specific wire services is available
on the Rights
and Restrictions Information
page, under AP/Wide World, Black Star,
United Press International, ACME,
and other company names. As the Division
learns pertinent rights information
for a given individual or organization,
that information is added through a
listing on the Rights and Restrictions
- Images by unidentified creators and images from unidentified
sources are problematic because of the lack of information.
Patrons who wish to show that a reasonable effort was made to
determine copyright status should request a copyright search
and retain any reply for their records.
- U.S. Government-issued photographs are
considered to be in the public domain.
- Original artwork
and prints may
be restricted by copyright.
For published works dating
1923 and after or unpublished
works created but not
registered for copyright
before January 1, 1978,
rights may be held by
the creator, creator's
heirs, or the publisher.
Therefore, patrons are
advised to check for
copyright prior to publication
or other forms of distribution.
Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs
Division, Visual Materials from the NAACP Records [reproduction
number, e.g. LC-USZ62-123456]
For more information, please read: Copyright
and Other Restrictions: ... Sources for Information
Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff. Last revised: 3/28/00.