Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers
Rights and Restrictions Information
Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 20540-4730
This collection includes original and copy photographs, artwork,
and prints. They were gathered from many sources
including wire services, commercial photo studios, publicity photo
distributors, and amateur photographers, and may be restricted by
copyright. Some photos are not identified with the name of their
creator or their source. Privacy and
publicity rights may apply; in particular, publicity rights apply to pictures of Rosa Parks.
The Library of Congress makes full-size digital images of all the works in the collection except those that are clearly from commercial sources and are not in albums, available for educational and research purposes. If you have more information about an item or if you are the copyright holder and believe the item has not been properly attributed or has been used without proper permission, please contact [email protected] with your contact information and a link to the relevant content.
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: May be
restricted. Collection items are from a variety of sources, and multiple types of rights may apply.
Wire service, professional
photographer, studio, publicity, or
other photographs and original artwork
from commercial sources published or registered for copyright 95 years ago or less may be restricted by
copyright and patrons are advised
to check for copyright prior to publication
or other forms of distribution. The
commercial status of these images
can be recognized by the appearance
of the name of a photographer or studio
on the image. More information
on specific wire services is available
on the Rights
and Restrictions Information page, under AP/Wide World, Black Star,
United Press International, ACME,
and other company names. As the Division
learns pertinent rights information
for a given individual or organization,
that information is added through a
listing on the Rights and Restrictions
Photographs by Mark T. Kerrin are under copyright restriction. The photographer's contact information is (email): [email protected]
- Images by unidentified creators and images from unidentified
sources are problematic because of the lack of information.
Patrons who wish to show that a reasonable effort was made to
determine copyright status should request a copyright search
and retain any reply for their records.
and prints may
be restricted by copyright.
For works published or registered for copyright 95 years ago or less and for unpublished
works created but not
registered for copyright
before January 1, 1978,
rights may be held by
the creator, creator's
heirs, or the publisher.
Therefore, patrons are
advised to check for
copyright prior to publication
or other forms of distribution.
Privacy and Publicity Rights
Privacy and publicity rights of the subjects of the photos may apply, regardless of the copyright status of the item. In particular, publicity rights for commercial use of pictures of Rosa Parks are administered for the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute by:
Steven G. Cohen
Cohen & Associates PC
30833 Northwestern Hwy.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
Web site: www.cohenandassociatespc.com
For more information about privacy and publicity rights, please see this section of the Library of Congress Legal page: //www.loc.gov/legal#privacy_publicity.
Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers, [reproduction number, e.g., LC-DIG-ppmsca-38464]
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: March 2017. Last revised: Nov. 2019.