Memorial Fund Collection
Rights and Restrictions Information
Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730
Designs produced by Maya Lin and Winthrop Faulkner for the
Vietnam Veterans Memorial competition have no known restrictions on publication. Rights for other designs submitted to the competition (represented in the collections by color slides in LOT 13033 and, in some cases, by drawings) may be
held by the authors or creators of the works.
Access: Subject to P&P policy on serving
originals. A color surrogate of the original color slides is provided for use by researchers, in order to preserve the originals. Digital images of Maya Lin's drawings are also available in order to preserve the fragile originals. Other materials are served by appointment.
Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying,
photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair
use"): Subject to P&P policy on copying. This policy prohibits xeroxing of
the original material in this collection.
Publication and other forms of distribution:
Designs by Maya Lin and Winthrop Faulkner: There are no known restrictions on publication of the winning competition
entry produced by Maya Lin (and all drawings or documentation related to that design). Intellectual property
rights for the winning competition entry were dedicated to the public
by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund in
1985. There are also no known restrictions on publication of the entry by Winthrop Faulkner, who dedicated to the public the rights for the submission by Winthrop Faulkner and Partners.
Designs by Others: May be restricted.
Permission for reproduction or dissemination
by other means aside from that allowed under fair use should be sought
from the creators of the works. Addresses of the
competitors may be available in the P&P case files.
Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs
Division, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Collection, [reproduction
number, e.g., LC-VV05-1677].
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Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff. Last
revised: May 2013.