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More information about the Photograph Collection

The digitization of selections from the University Archives Photograph Collection began in 2002, resulting in a digital library of over 13,000 images documenting the history of the University.

This project is made possible by donations from the late Dr. James Semans and his wife, Mary. Without their generosity and interest, the archives would not exist and we are infinitely grateful for their steadfast support. Additional thanks to Nora Gump, Laurie Pearman, Lee Mecum and Jon McNeill, each of whom spent hundreds of hours scanning and indexing these photos.  

Record summaries for each photograph include as much descriptive information as we have available.  In the event that viewers can provide more identification or corrections, we welcome your input through the use of the system's comment funcationality or by contacting the archivist.

 

 

Access, Use and Copyright Information

Access to these images is provided for the PERSONAL USE of staff, faculty, students, scholars and the public.  When using for this purpose, please link back to the original item when possible, and include a credit line:  "Photo courtesy of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Archives."

ANY PUBLICATION OR COMMERCIAL USE WITHOUT THE WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

Use or reproduction of some materials may also be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, and university policy. 

Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material.  Under certain conditions specified in the law, archives and libraries are authorized to furnish a photocopy or reproduction.  One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research.”  If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.  This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

The researcher downloading or making copies of photographs assumes sole responsibility for securing copyrights and other permissions that might be required prior to use of copied images for other than private study. 

The policy further states that "restricted material may not be reproduced without permission from the donor" and that “permission to publish is not implied in any photo duplication services delivered. It must be granted separately and in writing.”