Library: Permissions

Terms of Use

Material in the Library is made available through cooperation with archives, libraries, and private collectors. The collection may be used for limited personal as well as noncommercial, educational, or scholarly purposes only. Many of the documents in the collection are in the public domain. We provide detailed information regarding the artifactís physical location as well as how the source institution or collector wish to be credited. As a noncommercial, educational resource, The Disability History Museum reserves the right to publish under the fair use clause of current United States copyright law. However, expressed limited publishing permission has been obtained for most of the collection.

Requests to reproduce or distribute primary materials beyond personal or limited classroom use should be made directly to the source institution/collector. Send requests for use of any other material on this site or general questions to library@disabilitymuseum.org. The downloading and printing of images or selections of text is permitted, provided it is accompanied with an appropriate citation. Instructions on how to properly cite an artifact from the collection can be found below.

The Disability History Museum has made every effort to trace the copyright holders for all artifacts and secure appropriate permissions. If we have failed to make the correct acknowledgment, we apologize for this inadvertent error and will make every effort to remedy the situation.


Citation Instructions

Digital artifacts on this site are not facsimiles. They are new editions of the original work and should be cited as such. In the process of creating digital versions of these artifacts, the Disability History Museum has corrected typographical errors but perhaps inadvertently added errors of our own. In some cases, materials have also been reformatted to facilitate their use on the web. All citations of texts and graphics from any sector of the Disability History Museum should contain the following information: Author, title, print publication information (if known), and URL of the specific text or graphic; the Disability History Museum's name and URL (www.disabilitymuseum.org); and the date the document was retrieved. If a citation references a specific text excerpt, it is recommended that the paragraph numbers to the left of the text body be included in the bibliographic reference.

Some examples:

Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) footnotes:

Leonard Kriegel, "Uncle Tom and Tiny Tim: Some Reflections on the Cripple as Negro," American Scholar 38 (Summer 1969): 412-30, Disability History Museum, http://www.disabilitymuseum.org/lib/docs/678card.htm.

"Contract Between Thomas Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc," American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb, April 1879, Disability History Museum, http://www.disabilitymuseum.org/lib/docs/689.htm.

"Civil War Wounded at Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia," Disability History Museum, http://www.disabilitymuseum.org/lib/stills/575card.htm.

American Psychological Association (APA) references:

Kriegel, Leonard (1969). Uncle Tom and Tiny Tim: some reflections on the cripple as Negro. American Scholar, 38, 412-30. Retrieved January 1, 2010 from Disability History Museum. http://www.disabilitymuseum.org/lib/docs/678card.htm.

Contract between Thomas Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. (1879) American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb. Retrieved January 1, 2010 from Disability History Museum, http://www.disabilitymuseum.org/lib/docs/689.htm.

Civil War wounded at hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia. Retrieved January 1, 2010 from Disability History Museum. http://www.disabilitymuseum.org/lib/stills/575card.htm.

Modern Language Association (MLA) citations:

Leonard Kriegel, Leonard. "Uncle Tom and Tiny Tim: Some Reflections on the Cripple as Negro." American Scholar 38 (1969): 412-30. 1 Jan 2010 Disability History Museum, http://www.disabilitymuseum.org/lib/docs/678card.htm.

"Contract between Thomas Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc." American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb (1879) 1 Jan 2010 Disability History Museum, http://www.disabilitymuseum.org/lib/docs/689.htm.

"Civil War Wounded at Hospital, Fredericksburg, Virginia." 1 Jan 2010 Disability History Museum. http://www.disabilitymuseum.org/lib/stills/575card.htm.