The History of Latinos in Rhode Island

A collection of the voices of Rhode Island's Latino pioneers

General Guidelines for The Use of Photocopies & Reproductions From Our Collections

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All inquiries regarding photocopies, digital reproductions, and the licensing of images should be submitted to the Project Director of Nuestras Raíces:

Mailing Address:
Latino History Project of Rhode Island
Project Director
P.O. Box 25118
Providence, RI 02905


Materials made available for research in person or presented on Latino Oral History Project of Rhode Island (Nuestras Raíces) website are provided under the authority of Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act which provides for fair use. Fair use permits the reproduction of works without the permission of the copyright owner in certain situations. Reproduction beyond fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner.

It is the patron’s obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when reproducing materials from the Latino Oral History Project of Rhode Island archives/collections. In addition to copyright, some materials presented in these collections may be subject to the terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, publicity rights, privacy rights, licensing and trademarks.
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When photocopies or digital reproductions are requested, the size, condition, copyright status, and donor restrictions of all materials are evaluated. Requests for reproductions may be denied if such work would damage the materials to be copied or infringe on copyright or other restrictions.

Photocopies: To request photocopies of materials from this website, please download and complete a Request for Photocopies form. The U.S. Copyright Act (Title 17, U.S.C.) authorizes libraries and archives to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction of materials under certain conditions specified in the law. Section 107 of the law states that the use of copyrighted works is not an infringement of copyright if used for “purposes such as criticism, comment, new reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research.” The Copyright Revision Act of 1976 includes the doctrine of “fair use” which covers the duplication and use of copyrighted material by educational purposes. Reproduction beyond fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

Digital Reproductions: If you wish to publish or broadcast materials held by the Latino Oral History Project of RI or found on its website, please download and complete a Licensing Application and submit it to the address listed below. Download a copy of the Use Fee Schedule for applicable charges.

Printed and downloaded reproductions of materials from the Rhode Island Latino Arts and Latino Oral History Project of RI websites may be used only for research, teaching, scholarship, or private study. All other uses, including publication (in print or online) and broadcast, require the written permission of the copyright holder. Materials held by the Libraries may have varied copyright or donor restrictions.

Researchers assume responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claims of intellectual property rights or copyrights and agree to exonerate, indemnify, and hold Rhode Island Latino Arts and its Trustees harmless for and on account of any and all loss, cost, damage or expense arising out of or in any way connected with the uses which the signer makes or suffers or permits to be made of the reproduced materials.


When using materials from the the Rhode Island Latino History collection/archives or website, please acknowledge by stating the name of the URL of the webpage on which it is displayed. Citations should include full bibliographic information. For example: Courtesy of the Latino Oral History Project of Rhode Island, Central Falls, RI.
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