Special Collections and Archives

About & Terms of Use

Special Collections and Archives

About & Terms of Use

Please contact Kent State University Special Collections and Archives with questions, comments, concerns about the content of our digital archival collections. 

Terms of Use

By using the web site https://omeka.library.kent.edu/special-collections (the Site), the user agrees to accept the ‘Terms of Use’ stated here. Any copyrighted content in the Site is made available for personal use only. For any commercial purpose our users are responsible for obtaining the copyright holder’s permission.

The digital content contained in the Site is not available for copying, re-sale, re-use or incorporation into any databases or commercial product without express, written permission from Kent State University and when applicable the copyright holder. No unauthorized mass downloading or scraping into any format is permitted from this website.

Kent State University Libraries, Special Collections and Archives requests that proper citation be provided in the event that digital reproductions are used in any media.


Materials on the Kent State University Special Collections and Archives Digital Collections website, including collections hosted externally, have been provided for historical research and educational purposes only. The views and opinions expressed in these materials do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of Kent State University. The content of some material may be considered sensitive, objectionable, and/or graphic in nature. Viewer and listener discretion is advised.

The content of oral history interviews, written narratives and commentaries is personal and interpretive in nature, relying on memories, experiences, perceptions, and opinions of individuals. They do not represent the policy, views or official history of Kent State University or those of any other people or institutions included in the Kent State University Special Collections and Archives Digital Collections website. The University makes no assertions about the veracity of statements made by individuals participating in oral history projects, personal narratives, or commentaries. Users are urged to independently corroborate and further research the factual elements of this content especially in works of scholarship and journalism based in whole or in part upon the content included inthe Kent State University Special Collections and Archives Digital Collections website.

Additional Copyright Information

Kent State University Libraries (KSUL) makes every effort to ensure that it has appropriate rights or has obtained permission to provide access to content through the Special Collections and Archives Digital Collections website. These materials are made freely available for educational and scholarly use. 

If you are a rights holder and are concerned that material has been posted on the Special Collections and Archives Digital Collections site without your permission and believe our inclusion of this material violates your rights, please contact Cindy Kristof, Head, Copyright and Document Services, and include the following:

  • Your contact information (including email address and phone)
  • Exact URL where you found the material
  • Details that describe the material (title, collection name, number of items, etc.)
  • A rationale why you believe that your rights have been violated, with any pertinent documentation
  • A statement that you in good faith believe that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law
  • A statement that the information in your notification is accurate and that you are the rights holder or are authorized to act on behalf of the owner

Upon receipt of a request, KSUL staff will:

  • Acknowledge the request via email (or other means of communication if you do not have an email account) within five business days
  • Assess the validity of the request
  • Upon completion of the assessment, KSUL will take appropriate action and communicate that action to you.

Restricted Content

Some material digitized by Kent State University Libraries may include content that is restricted due to copyright or donor restrictions. Please contact Special Collections and Archives for more information on restricted items.