Slave Narratives Collection

Copyright and Other Restrictions

The Library of Congress is not aware of any copyright restrictions for the materials presented in this collection. U.S. Government employees created the materials in this collection. Generally speaking, works created by U.S. Government employees are not eligible for copyright protection in the United States, although they may be under copyright in some foreign countries. The persons interviewed or whose words were transcribed were generally not employees of the U.S. Government. Privacy and publicity rights may apply.

More information about American Memory, Copyright and other Restrictions.

Suggested credit line:

For digital images of typewritten narratives: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division.

For digital images of photographs: Library of Congress, [name of custodial division].

Note: Photographs in the online collection may originate from either the Prints and Photographs Division or the Manuscript Division. The record for each photograph specifies its custodial division.

Slave Narratives Collection