ARC is the online catalog of the National Archives' nationwide holdings. This catalog displays descriptions of record groups and collections, series, file units, and items. Some content has been digitized, including historical documents, photographs, and images.
The vast majority of digitized historical documents and photographs in ARC are in the public domain. Therefore, no written permission is required to use them. We would appreciate your crediting the National Archives and Records Administration as the original source. For the few that remain copyrighted, please read the instructions noted in the description for the digital image. Please note that a few photographs on other areas of our web site have been obtained from other organizations and that these are always credited. Permission to use these photographs should be obtained directly from these organizations.
Digitized motion picture films and sound recordings in ARC may require written permission to use them. Please read the Use Restrictions instructions noted in the descriptions for the digitized material
September 13, 2010