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You may use the digital images and catalog records found on this website for your private study, scholarship or research. UTSA does not claim exclusive ownership of the copyrights to all the original documents. We are simply granting permission to use images in our collections. This permission is nonexclusive, and nontransferable. Additional permissions may be required from the holder of copyrights in the original document.

All digital materials copyright, the University of Texas at San Antonio. All rights reserved.

If you wish to publish or reproduce the materials in any physical or digital form or use them for any commercial purpose, including display or webpage use, you must obtain prior written permission from the UTSA Libraries, Special Collections. Please consult the department's schedule of Photocopy and Reproduction Services, or contact us by using the Ask Us Form regarding commercial use.

You must use the following credit line, or one in a similar format that has been approved by the UTSA Libraries Special Collections, when publishing or using in facsimile reproduction the material(s) from University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections: 

[Identify item], [Collection Name], [Collection #], University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections.

For Web site use the statement must read "University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries Special Collections, Copy and Reuse Restrictions Apply" and be placed near the image.

The UTSA Libraries primary interest is to protect the integrity of the original. Special Collections will not allow the inversion of the original or the removal (except for allowable cropping) or addition of content. We will allow adjustments to contrast and sharpness, and minor adjustments of color. Images may be cropped at the edges or a portion may be selected from within an image. An explanatory statement-e.g., "Detail from..."— must be added describing any changes.

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, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other 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 to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright laws.

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