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Our preferred citation for archival material is [Identification of item], Collection name, Box no., Folder no. or title, Hoover Institution Archives. Additional information can be found here
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A variety of reasons, the main one being copyright: since our collections are 20th and 21st century, the majority of the material is still covered under copyright, and in most cases the Hoover Institution Library & Archives does not own the copyright to the material in its holdings.
Please review information about rights and permissions here and email hoover-library-archives [at] stanford.edu for further assistance.
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