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The materials at Special Collections & University Archives, FIU Libraries are made publicly available for use in education, scholarship, research, teaching and private study. The written permission of the copyright owners or other rights holders may be required for distribution and reproduction. 

The nature of historical archival collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult to determine. The FIU Libraries generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it cannot give permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. The user is responsible for determining the copyright status of any material he or she may wish to use, determining the owner of the copyright, and securing permission for any intended use. For more information about copyright please visit General Copyright Information at FIU Libraries website.


FIU Special Collections & University Archives must always be cited as the source of text or images when published or otherwise distributed. In general, Special Collections & University Archives materials should be cited as:

[title of work or collection name], Special Collections & University Archives, The Florida International University Libraries (Miami, Florida)

Electronic materials should be cited as follows: Title/Name of the resource, URL of the resource (listed in the citation as the permanent link), or the URL of the collection where the resource can be found, name of the holding institution.