Use and Reproduction

Illinois State Historical Library

Springfield, Illinois


The materials on this web site have been made available for use in research, teaching and private study. For these purposes, you may reproduce (print, make photocopies, download) materials from this web site without prior permission, on the condition that you provide proper attribution of the source in all copies. Although the Illinois State Historical Library does not require that you contact our offices in advance for these purposes, we do appreciate hearing from teachers, students, and researchers who are using the resources in interesting ways. Send mail to the Director of the Elijah Lovejoy Project, 1 Old State Capital Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701 or call at (217) 524-7216.

For other uses of materials from this site--commercial products, publication, broadcast, mirroring, and anything else that does not fall under "fair use"--the Illinois State Historical Library requires that you contact our organization in advance for permission to reproduce any text or image.

Illinois State Historical Library Collections Policy

Reproductions of material from the Illinois State Historical Library's Collection may be made only for use in the research, teaching, or private study of the recipient of the reproduction. They may not be made for or donated to other repositories by the recipient. They also may not be further reproduced without permission.

The recipient agrees to give proper acknowledgment to the Illinois State Historical Library and further agrees to secure permission in advance from the Illinois State Historical Library to publish or broadcast any item, in whole or in part, from its collections. This permission may be granted in so far and only in so far as the rights of the Illinois State Historical Library are concerned. The Library only claims physical ownership of the document. Persons wishing to broadcast or publish this material must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of literary property rights or copyrights.

The recipient agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Illinois State Historical Library, its officers, employees and agents from and against all suits, claims, actions and expenses arising out of the use of reproductions provided by the Illinois State Historical Library.

How to obtain permission to reproduce materials from the Illinois State Historical Library

Due to the varying nature of the collections held by the Illinois State Historical Library, each collection may have different copyright or other reproduction restrictions placed on it. If you would like to reproduce materials from our collections, please contact us, specifying what materials you are interested in, and we will be able to inform you of any reproduction restrictions on a case-by-case basis.

How to cite materials obtained from the Illinois State Historical Library

When using materials from the Illinois State Historical Library, please acknowledge their source by clearly stating the name of the library and the collection in which you found the materials. If the materials you are using were found on our web pages, please specify the URL (web address) of the page on which you found them.