Copyright for Digitized Collections

Copyright for unique collections of University Libraries and others vary by item and collection. Most are open to the public unless otherwise noted. For some materials in the digitized collections, limited use has been obtained from rights owners with all other rights reserved. Please read the copyright information that accompanies each item.

The digital collections are provided for educational use under 'Fair Use' guidelines. For additional permission and further information contact the Library Digitization Center project staff at Access to restricted items is possible, please contact us with your specific needs.


When using an image or referring to a WMU collection in your research, please give attribution with credit to the institution and department listed in the item’s metadata.

Example: Western Michigan University, Archives and Regional History Collections