Rights & reproduction

The University of Maryland encourages the use of all items in the University of Maryland digital collections for fair use purposes such as teaching, research, and private study. The University of Maryland generally does not own copyright to materials in its Digital Collections. For materials in which the University is identified as the owner of copyright, permission to use those materials for purposes other than personal research, teaching and scholarly work may be granted by the curator for the particular collection. Works of the government of the United States and, in general, works created before 1923 are in the public domain and permission is not required to make use of these works.

When citing materials in the Libraries' collections, the requester understands and agrees to include the following information in the citation: a copyright notice (if the copyright holder is known); acknowledgment of the photographer, if applicable; the title of the collection; and the credit line, "Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries."

If you would like to request digital surrogates of material from the World’s Fair Collection please click here for the appropriate forms: http://www.lib.umd.edu/special/policies/home