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Permissions, Citation, and Linking

Permissions and Copyright

Visitors to Immigration to the US may use the digital materials and catalog records in the collection for teaching, learning, research, and personal enjoyment.

Any other use, including commercial reuse, mounting on other systems, or other forms of redistribution, requires permission of the Harvard repository that owns the original materials:

Note: If the citation label at the top of the screen in the Page Delivery Service does not include a repository name, click on the Related Links button to consult the catalog record. The hyperlinks in the catalog records designate the owning repository of the digitized work as follows:

  • = Andover-Harvard Library
  • = Ukrainian Research Institute
  • = most likely Widener Library; also used for the Harvard Map Collection and Littauer Library
  • = Houghton Library
  • = Gutman Library
  • = Baker Library
  • = Harvard Law School Library
  • = Countway Library
  • = Harvard Art Museums
  • = Schlesinger Library

For more information, contact the Open Collections Program.


Material should be cited in standard bibliographical style based on the descriptive information displayed with the item, and must include:

  • name of author/creator, including birth and death dates if applicable
  • item/collection/record group title; and if applicable, series title, sub-series title
  • folder title, if applicable
  • item description, if applicable
  • call number
  • name of the repository that holds the original
  • URL of the digital object

See the Harvard College Expository Writing Program publication Writing with Internet Sources: A Guide for Harvard Students for examples of citations conforming to APA, MLA, and Chicago styles, starting on page 50.

Linking to Immigration to the US

You may link to the Immigration to the US collection from your web site. Please notify OCP staff of the location of these links (send e-mail to ocpadm[at]

Adding Text Links

To add a simple text link with a citation, copy and paste the following HTML code on your site:

<a href="">Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930 <em>(Open Collections Program, Harvard University Library)</em></a><br>Digitized texts, archives, and manuscripts selected from Harvard University's libraries, archives, and special collections to support teaching, learning, and research.

Adding Image Links

To add an image link with a citation, copy the desired image to your site and use the following HTML code to accompany the image:

<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="images/SPECIFY–IMAGE–FILE–NAME–AND–EXTENSION–HERE" border="0" alt="Immigration to the United States, 1789-1930"/><br>From the Immigration to the US digital collection, Open Collections Program, Harvard University Library