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Copyright & Photo Use

Rights Statement, Copyright Notice and Disclaimer

The Alaska State Museum and Sheldon Jackson Museum images on this Web site may be copied freely (printed or downloaded) by individuals or libraries for personal study or research and for classroom teaching without prior permission. Any "fair use" as defined by copyright laws is acceptable.

Permission to reproduce these images in any form, other than for individual and educational use, must be obtained in writing from the Alaska State Museums. This includes electronic or paper publishing, posting to a Web site, video production, exhibits, product presentations, interior design, advertising, or similar commercial activities. Please apply to the Alaska State Museum or Sheldon Jackson Museum for reproduction prices, availability of high resolution digital images, and further use guidelines:

Alaska State Museum - Juneau
Steve Henrikson
Curator of Collections
(907) 465-4826

Sheldon Jackson Museum - Sitka
Jacqueline Fernandez-Hamberg
Curator of Collections
(907) 747-8904

Whenever possible, the Museum provides information about copyright owners and other restrictions as a service to aid patrons in determining the appropriate use of an image, but that determination ultimately rests with the patron, who must assume all responsibility for questions of legal authorship rights and/or copyright infringement and invasion of privacy that may arise in the use of the reproduction.

Conditions of Use

  • The source of each image must be fully and properly credited: Photo by [photographer]: [Alaska State Museum or Sheldon Jackson Museum] / catalog number
  • No images may be sold, in whole or in part, either as a single image or as part of any work, for any reason without written permission from the State Museum. This applies to profit and/or not for profit entities.
  • The items may not be manipulated, altered, superimposed, digitally enhanced, transposed or cropped in any way that changes the meaning or context of the image or compromises its authenticity. The images must be kept within their historical context and not misrepresented so as to falsify the information they present.
  • Reproductions of materials on this Web site may not be made for or donated to other repositories, nor may they be further reproduced without permission from the Alaska State Museum.

Reproduction and Copyright

Under copyright law, unless you are given permission to use or copy a work for a particular purpose, you may NOT copy the work, even if it is easy to do so. More information on U.S. Copyright is available at web sites such as U. S. Copyright Office and Copyright and Fair Use, Stanford University Libraries.