How to View and Order Original Images

If you would like to view any of the original images in this collection, please bring the image identification number (e.g., A000492) with you when you come to the Northeastern University Libraries, Archives and Special Collections Department.

If you would like to order an image, contact the Archives with the image identification number. A duplication fee may apply. See: for fee structure. An additional publication fee is applicable to commercial use.

Copyright and Reproduction Rights

Some images may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Additionally, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift agreements with donors, licensing, or trademarks.

The nature of historical archival collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Whenever possible, information has been provided about copyright owners and other restrictions in the “Rights” field of each image’s metadata. This information is provided as a service to help users determine the appropriate use of an item, but that determination ultimately rests with the user, and it is the user’s obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in Northeastern University’s collections.

Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Commercial distribution, publication, or exploitation of Northeastern University files is specifically prohibited.

Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections Department
92 Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000
Snell Library makes every effort to ensure that it has appropriate rights to provide access to content. Where possible, Snell Library secures rights to use works that are in copyright. To request permission to publish, exhibit, or broadcast items owned by the library, please submit a Publishing Agreement to:

Dean of Libraries
Northeastern University Library
320 Snell Library
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000
Please include:

  • A physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner. NOTE: If an agent is providing the notification, also include a statement that the agent is authorized to act on behalf of the owner.
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the Library to locate the material. Providing URLs in your communication is the best way to help us locate content quickly.

Snell Library administration will respond to all correspondence within two business days. Within that time, if the Library is not able to determine that the Library is permitted to use the work(s) in question, the Library will cease providing access to the work until or unless it can determine that such uses are permitted. The Library may work with University Counsel to make determinations about appropriate use.