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The UC Berkeley Digital Collections are publicly available and searchable to anyone for educational and research use. Content is best viewed using a current browser.

Some items in the Digital Collections website may have copyright restrictions or licensing agreements attached to their use. When known, information on permissions is noted
along with the item under “Rights.” If you have any questions about the copyright restrictions of an item, please use the link in the Rights statement.

If you need help finding information on a particular topic (including primary sources), or have questions about your research in general, please see Research Help.

How to cite an item may vary depending on the type of resource and citation format. See cite sources for more information.

If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material on the UC Berkeley Library’s Digital Collections website without your permission and believe our inclusion
of this material on the Digital Collections website violates your rights (e.g. inclusion is not covered by the Fair Use or other exemption to a copyright holder’s rights),
please contact [] and include the following:

  • Your contact information (including email address and phone).
  • Exact URL where you found the material.
  • Details that describe the material (title, collection name, number of items, etc.).
  • The reason why you believe that your rights have been violated, with any pertinent documentation.
  • A statement that you in good faith believe that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
  • A statement that the information in your notification is accurate and that you are the rights holder or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

Upon receipt of a request, UC Berkeley Library staff will:

  • Promptly acknowledge the request via email or other means of communication if you do not have an email account.
  • Assess the validity of the request.
  • Upon request, we may temporarily remove the material from public view while we assess the concern.
  • Upon completion of the assessment, we will take appropriate action and communicate that action to you.

For specific questions or further assistance, contact us