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U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection

Rights & Reproductions

For researchers hoping to copy and publish images from the U.S. News & World Report Collection, information about how to assess rights to images in the collection and how to obtain both reference and quality copies is provided below.

Rights Information

Obtaining Copies

Contact Sheets

Researchers can copy contact sheets in the reading room, using the reading room copying machine or photographing with a hand-held camera (see the Prints & Photographs Division's policy on hand-held camera copying). In addition to the visual information inherent in the contact sheets, contact sheet copies can be used for selecting and communicating about individual images for which quality digital scans are desired.

Individual Negative Frames

Researchers can purchase quality scans of individual negative frames through Library of Congress Duplication Services. In placing an order, researchers should cite the U.S. News & World Report Collection job and frame number number (e.g., LC-U9-795C, frame 35), preferably with a copy of the contact sheet with the desired frame highlighted, to ensure accurate fulfillment of the request.

Digitized Images

Researchers can download digital files.

  • Images that have a Rights Advisory of "No known restrictions on publication" display and make available for downloading larger jpeg and tiff files no matter where you are searching from. You can include "No known restrictions" in your search to try to focus on rights-free images.
  • Images that have a Rights Advisory of "Publication may be restricted" will display only thumbnail images outside Library of Congress buildings. Researchers can download larger files for such images when on site in any of the Library of Congress buildings while using Library public workstations or wireless connection. In downloading such images, researchers acknowledge that they are responsible for clearing any necessary permissions for use of potentially rights restricted images. Alternatively, researchers can purchase downloads of larger files through Library of Congress Duplication Services, acknowledging in placing the order that they are responsible for clearing any necessary permissions.