Digital Collections Rights and Usage Statement

The UTRGV Digital Library was created to help fulfill UTRGV's educational mission. Materials found in these collections are either in the public domain, are made available by permission, or are permitted by an exception such as fair use. Although these materials are publicly accessible, some restrictions on further use may still apply. Permitted uses are limited to research, educational, and scholarly purposes.

Publication, transmission, or reproduction of items protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Whenever possible, accurate information about the copyright status of material is provided in the item record and/or documentation for material in the collection.

The Library does not own the copyright in much of the material in its collection and is therefore unable to grant copyright permission to publish those items. It is the researcher's responsibility to determine copyright and other possible restrictions on reuse (e.g. publicity, privacy, moral rights) and to obtain proper permission when publishing or distributing materials found in these collections. Researchers must make their own assessments of rights in light of their intended use. Additional information about copyright and fair use is available here: Copyright Guide.

As a courtesy, we request that whenever quoting material from our collection you cite us as the source of the material as follows:

[Collection name], [Department name (Border Studies Archives) or (Library Archives and Special Collections) or (UTRGV Digital Library)], The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley

If you have any information about an item you've seen in the UTRGV Digital Library or if you are the copyright owner and believe your work is not properly attributed or is used without proper authorization, please let us know. Send your inquiries to including your contact information and a link the relevant content.