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Copyright & Permissions


Researchers, publishers, and other users of any work from the Hoover Institution Library & Archives collections are responsible for compliance with copyright law. Below you will find copyright information for certain collections, as well as information about US copyright law and Stanford University's copyright and fair use resource website, and copyright infringement and notifications. 


Stanford Copyright & Fair Use


US Copyright Office

Use Of Copies

Whether the Hoover Institution Library & Archives supplies the copy of a work – or a researcher makes the copy – researchers, publishers, and other users of any work from the Library & Archives collections are responsible for compliance with copyright law. Copyright compliance may include determining whether a work is copyrighted, identifying the copyright owner, evaluating fair use, and securing permission when needed. The professional staff of the Hoover Institution Library & Archives may help identify some works in the collection where the copyright is held by Hoover or Stanford University.

Report Infringement

Report alleged copyright infringement if you are a rights holder and believe that the inclusion of certain specific materials on the Digital Collections website violates your rights. Send a notification of alleged copyright infringement to the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. 

Call, fax, or email/mail with duplicate notifications to:


Information Security Office

Information Security Office
Stanford University
505 Broadway, 3, 8819
Redwood City, CA 94063

Hoover Institution

Hoover Institution
Stanford University
434 Galvez Mall
Stanford CA 94305-6010

Call: 1 (650)723-3563
Fax: 1 (650)725-3445

Elements of Notifications

When you notify us of the alleged copyright infringement, please be sure to include the following information:

  • a description of the copyrighted work that is the subject of the claimed infringement (if multiple works are being infringed at a single site, a representative list of such works at that site is adequate);
  • a description of the infringing material and information sufficient to permit Stanford to locate the material, including the URL where it is located;
  • contact information for you, including your address, telephone number, and email address;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, or its agent, or the law;
  • a statement by you, signed under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that you have the authority to enforce the copyrights that are claimed to be infringed; and
  • a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on its behalf.

Failure to include all of the above-listed information may result in a delay of the processing of your complaint. Stanford will terminate the online privileges of users who infringe the copyright of others.

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