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Publication and Use Policy

Copying of Photographs, Film, and Other Materials for Publication or Exhibit

Researchers wishing to publish, exhibit, or redistribute (hereafter “publish” or “publication”) photographs, audio/visual materials, and other materials from collections in The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives for which the AJA owns the property rights and/or copyright must have the written approval of the AJA to do so.

All usage of reproduced, copied, or quoted material must credit:

  • the specific collection;
  • the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
  • and the photographer (if applicable) or record creator (if applicable)

All requests to publish must be submitted in writing. (Please use the Ask an Archivist! form.) Requests to publish should include:

  • information about the forthcoming publication (including format [for example, print, microform media, or electronic], title, expected date of publication, name of author);
  • name of publisher; and
  • clear information about the item(s) to be published (name of author or creator, name of collection, date of creation, page or item numbers, where available).

In addition, it is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legatees, or executors). The AJA reserves the right to extend or withhold permission for publication of its intellectual property when copyright for the selected images has been retained by the AJA. In many cases, the AJA can give permission only as holders of physical objects. When copyright is not retained by the AJA, it will refer users requesting permissions for publication to potential image copyright owners whenever possible. The owner of the copyright may charge fees in addition to those charged by the AJA.

Permission to publish materials from the collections of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, when approved, is granted for one-time, nonexclusive use to publish a single edition in a single format or to display a reproduction for a limited time in a specified location. The person making the request (publisher, editor, or author) shall furnish the AJA, without charge, one copy of the publication (book, article, periodical, or TV production, etc.) in which the copied material appears.

Publication Fees

Description Price
Publication Fee
Publication Fee (outside or inside cover)
Audio (per second)
Video (per second)