Using Images

ALL collections and materials are FREE to search, browse, and view with no membership required.

Doing personal research or need to use materials for a class or presentation? Read the section below.

Interested in using our materials commercially or in a publication? Keep scrolling.

All of our materials are free to use for personal research or educational purposes. You can search, browse, view, and download low-resolution images with no additional permissions needed. All we ask is that you give our partners proper credit by including a citation to the materials in the style of your choosing. Not sure who or how to cite? Contact us with the images you are interested in using and we'll put you in touch with the appropriate representatives.

Example MLA citation:

MLA Citation. Unique item number. Collection unique identifier and collection name. Archive name, Institutional affiliation, Location. General URL, Date accessed.


Native America Women


Gaines, Marion Stark. Native American Women. 1890. wz2.Gaines.012. Marion Stark Gaines Photograph Collection. Billups-Garth Archives, Local History Department, Columbus-Lowndes Public Library., 08 April 2016.

Interested in using our materials in a publication?

Publication requires consent from our partners to use their materials. Each of our partners maintains their own policies for publication which may or may not include a publication fee. If you are interested in using our materials in a publication, we can put you in touch with a partner representative who can assist you. Please contact us with the items or collections you are interested using, and we will put you in touch with the appropriate representatives.

In addition, our partners are responsible for determining the copyright status of their materials. If you have questions or concerns about the status of an item(s), or would like to use an item(s) in a publication please contact us.