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CQ Roll Call Photograph Collection

Rights and Restrictions Information

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There are no known restrictions on work taken by staff photographers. Other material may be restricted by copyright. In addition, the rights of privacy and publicity may apply.

Access: Subject to P&P policy on serving originals.

Reproduction (photocopying, hand-held camera copying, photoduplication and other forms of copying allowed by "fair use"): Subject to P&P policy on copying.

Publication and other forms of distribution: Per the deed of gift, The Economist Group dedicated to the public all rights it held for the photographs in this collection upon its donation to the Library. The majority of the photographs in this collection were made by Congressional Quarterly (CQ) and Roll Call staff photographers. There are no known copyright restrictions on photographs by CQ and Roll Call staff photographers.

Staff Photographers

The Roll Call portion of the collection has been prepared for service and described; the CQ portion of the collection has not yet been prepared for service or described. The following criteria were used to determine if the names on the Roll Call contact sheets and negative sleeves were Roll Call staff photographers.

  • Name or initials were found in CQ/Roll Call news photos database ( http://newsphotos.cqrollcall.com/search-pageExternal link) with a "CQ/Roll Call" credit
  • Name found with photograph in issues of Roll Call and credited as Roll Call photographer.
  • Other information online such as the photographer's websites, LinkedIn profiles etc. which verified that the photographer worked for Roll Call.
  • The photographer produced many contact sheets in the collection.
  • On the items, photographer’s names often appear as initials or shorter forms. (i.e., MK, L. Patterson).

Roll Call and CQ photographers with variants of names as they appear on item

The photographers represented most prolifically in the collection are: Scott Ferrell, Doug Graham, Maureen Keating, Laura Patterson and are identified on photographic captions by their initials –SF, DG, MK and LP.

This is the full list of staff photographers identified so far (primarily associated with Roll Call, the portion of the collection processed first):

  • AM
  • Maya Alleruzzo (MA)
  • Christopher Ayers  (CA, CPA, Chris A., Chris, C. Ayers, Chris Ayers)
  • Karen Beall (KB, KRB)
  • DS
  • FF
  • Scott Ferrell (SF)
  • Matthew Girard (MG, Matt, Matt G., Matthew, Matthew G.)
  • Doug Graham (DG)
  • Gigi Goshko (GG)
  • Jamie Howren (J. Howren, Jamie H.)
  • Maureen Keating (MK, MAK, Maureen, )
  • Chris Martin (CM, C. Martin)
  • John Mercurio (JM)
  • Norah O'Donnell (N.O., Norah O'D, NOD)
  • Laura Patterson (LP, Laura, Laura P., L. Patt, L. Patterson)
  • Susana Raab (SR, SAR, Raab, S. Raab, SA Raab, Shana Raab)
  • Rebecca Roth (R. Roth, RR)
  • Marc Siegel (MS, Marc)
  • Steve
  • Christin Temple (CT; C. Temple, Christin T., Kristin, Kristen Temple)
  • Rachel Van Dongen (RVD)
  • Ian Wagreich (IW)
  • Tom Williams (TW)

Photographs Not by Identified Staff Photographers

Copyrights to photographs in the collection that were not produced by CQ or Roll Call staff photographers may be retained by the photographer or his/her heirs. For photographs taken by photographers not included in the list of staff photographers or not credited at all, a search of published volumes of CQ and Roll Call may yield further identification.

Privacy and Publicity Rights

Privacy and publicity rights of the subjects of the photos may apply, regardless of whether the photograph was made by a staff photographer or a photographer not on staff with either of the publications. For more information about privacy and publicity rights, please see this section of the Library of Congress Legal page: http://www.loc.gov/legal#privacy_publicity.

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, CQ Roll Call Photograph Collection, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-RC15-1988-1, frame 18 or LC-CQ-1988-1, frame 18]. ]

For more information, please read: Copyright and Other Restrictions That Apply to Publication/Distribution of Images: Assessing the Risk of Using a P&P Image


Prepared by: Prints and Photographs Division staff. Created: November 2014..


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