Permission to Publish


The Huntington is a private, independent institution dedicated to scholarship, conservation, and education in the arts and humanities. Permission to reproduce images or texts of materials owned by The Huntington is granted when the use of the materials in publications, in any format, conforms to the following terms:

  • The images or texts are used for scholarly, educational, artistic, cultural, or scientific purposes which support the Huntington's mission of the advancement of learning through research and the production of scholarly works; or for Huntington-approved commercial purposes.
  • The integrity of the images or texts used commercially is maintained and their use meets standards of appropriateness established by the Huntington. Some examples of inappropriate use may be defined as context that might be misleading or defamatory, alteration of the original form, meaning, or intent of the creator of the materials, or use that would compete with or detract from an existing or planned Huntington use.
  • The use of the materials in publication complies with any donor agreements attached to the materials.
  • The use of the materials in publication complies with copyright restrictions.
  • The requester obtains and provides proper credit for the sources of images or texts used.
  • The requester pays appropriate fees for publication.


Requesting Permission

To request permission to reproduce images or texts of materials owned by The Huntington, please contact the appropriate staff member:


Copyright Notice

The Huntington's granting permission to publish does not transfer copyright it owns, and permission is granted only to the extent of Huntington ownership of the rights related to the request. Certain works requested which are physically owned by The Huntington may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not owned by The Huntington. The responsibility for determining whether any such intangible rights exist, for obtaining all necessary permissions, and for guarding against the infringement of those rights that may be held elsewhere, remains with the requester.

Note: The Huntington has contracted with SuperStock, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida, a photo stock house, to handle images frequently requested for commercial use. The Huntington reserves the right to refer commercial users to SuperStock to fulfill requests for Huntington images in their inventory.

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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