Skip to main content

Manuscripts and Archives Digital Library

The Manuscripts and Archives Digital Library contains digital reproductions of photographs, posters, drawings, text documents, and other images taken from the research collections of Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library. These images comprise only a small percentage of the department's holdings, being those requested by departmental patrons over the past several years.

The Manuscripts and Archives Digital Library should be seen as a starting point for image selection. For help using this resource or for help finding images not included in the Manuscripts and Archives Digital Library, please contact the reference archivist by e-mail at or by telephone at (203) 432-1744.

As a service to our patrons, Manuscripts and Archives provides information, where known, about copyright owners and terms governing the appropriate use of materials. We welcome any additional information or questions you might have. If you know more about an image on our website or if you are the copyright owner and believe we have not properly attributed your work, please contact us.

Permitted Use

Some materials in the Manuscripts and Archives Digital Library may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) and/or by the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations. The Copyright Office provides more information about U.S. copyright law. Additionally, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of Yale University Library gift or purchase agreements, donor restriction, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. Transmission or reproduction of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Any researcher wishing to make such use of an image must assume all responsibility for clearing reproduction rights and for any infringement of Title 17 of the United States Code. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in our collections. Unless Yale University holds copyright to an item, Manuscripts and Archives cannot give or deny permission to publish or to otherwise distribute it. If Yale University holds copyright to an item, a fee will be charged for commerical use of that item.