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The nature of historical archival collections means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine. Whenever possible, WHMC-KC will provide information about copyright owners and other restrictions in our catalog records, finding aids, illustration captions, and other texts that accompany collections. WHMC-KC provides such information as a service to aid researchers in determining the appropriate use of an item, but that determination ultimately rests with the researcher.

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