USAGE of NARA images and Credit lines
The images from the National Archives ARC link http://www.archives.gov/research/arc/ in the Still Picture Unit can be ordered scanned or otherwise through our private vendors by citing the Local Identifier number which will be found right next to the ARC Identifier number.
There are no known copyright restrictions on the images in ARC, with the exception of the WWII posters which start with 44-PA. The copyright statuses of some of the posters are unknown. Following is our publication statement.
If we can be of further assistance, we can be reached by phone at 301-837-0561, fax 301-837-3621 or email email@example.com.
National Archives & Records Administration Still Picture Reference Team
8601 Adelphi Road Room 5360
College Park, MD 20740-6001
PUBLICATION OF PHOTOGRAPHS FURNISHED BY THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES STILL PICTURE BRANCH
Generally, photographic records copied and sold by the National Archives may be published without special permission or additional fees. The National Archives does not grant exclusive or non-exclusive publication privileges. Copies of Federal records, as part of the public domain, are equally available to all. A small percentage of photographs in our holdings are or may be subject to copyright restrictions. The National Archives does not confirm the copyright status of photographs but will provide any information filed with the photograph.
Proper credit lines are encouraged in the interest of good documentation. They also help inform the public about government photographic resources that are available.
* BECAUSE SO MANY OF OUR REPRODUCTION ORDERS AND REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION CITE CREDITS AND CAPTIONS THAT APPEAR IN PUBLISHED WORKS, THE INCLUSION OF A PHOTO NUMBER IS OF GREAT ASSISTANCE TO BOTH US AND THE PUBLIC.
Examples of preferred credit lines are as follows:
National Archives photo no. lll-B-4246 (Brady Collection) National Archives photo no. 80-G-32500 Credit National Archives (photo no. 306-NT-186000) Courtesy National Archives, photo no. 26-G-3422 National Archives (111-SC-202199)
The National Archives will appreciate receiving copies of books and articles that contain photographs furnished by the National Archives. Such copies can be sent to the Still Picture Branch or the Library, National Archives and Records Administration.