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Photographs in the May 4 Collection: Restricted photographs

What are duplication restrictions?

A few of our May 4 photograph collections have duplication restrictions. This simply means that these collections are available for research purposes only and the photographs cannot be photocopied, photographed, scanned, or otherwise duplicated with intent to publish without prior permission from the copyright holder.

If you are seeking images to be used for a published paper, project, website, or other type of publication, we cannot provide duplications for you from the following collections, unless you first secure permission from the relevant copyright holder(s).

However, if your use is for personal research or educational purposes (e.g. use in a student paper), please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives for assistance with the collections listed below.

Collections with duplication restrictions

The following collections have duplication restrictions:

Commission on KSU Violence records: Box 200

This box of the Commission on KSU Violence records includes 10 folders of black and white photographs taken on and around May 4, 1970.

Arthur Krause, et al v. James A. Rhodes, et al., Documents, papers, and photographs: Box 113

This collection contains materials from the Krause vs. Rhodes trial, including photographs in the form of plaintiff exhibits taken on May 4, 1970.

Kent State Shootings Photographs from Various Sources: Boxes 109 and 109A

This collection consists of photographs relating to the Kent State shootings that were given to our department by various individuals.

Howard Ruffner papers and photographs: Box 190

The Howard Ruffner collection primarily includes photographs that appeared in Kent State University's 1971 yearbook, the Chestnut Burr.  Many of these photographs can be viewed online in our digitized 1971 Chestnut Burr.

What's the big deal about copyright?

In many cases, the Department of Special Collections and Archives does not own the copyright to its materials. The copyright holder is very often the person that actually took the photograph. It is your own responsibility to secure formal, written permission from the copyright holder if you intend to use his or her work for purposes other than research.