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Photographs:  Most photographs are the intellectual property of the photographer and the photographer has a copyright in the photo at the time of creation.  How long this copyright lasts is a very complex question.  This is a brief overview of how MHGS is approaching the topic of copyright for these digital images.

Most of the photographs in this collection are unpublished, which means that the copyright lasts for 70 years after the death of the photographer, if known, or 120 years after the creation of the image, if the photographer is unknown.

MHGS is providing low-resolution digital versions of these photographs for personal use.  We are providing as much copyright information about each image as we know.  It is the responsibility of the end user to determine the copyright status of each image before using it.

If you believe that you are the copyright owner of a photograph in this collection, please contact us!  

Records: Most of the records in this collection are not under copyright, as far as MHGS is aware.

Again, if you believe that you are the copyright owner of a record set, please contact us.

For more information about copyright periods, we like this chart

Contact information:


Midwest Historical & Genealogical Society

P.O. Box 1121, Wichita, KS 67201-1121