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About Access Restrictions

Some materials on Compass may be restricted for online research access or downloading for specific or indefinite periods of time and to specific user groups. These restrictions may be imposed as a requirement by donor or institution stipulation because of privacy, confidentiality, legal statutes, or copyright reasons. Depending on the degree of restriction, log into Compass to access the restricted item. In some rare instances, the restriction may require access of the item within the holding institution’s library building.

Information about the length of restriction, other options for viewing the restricted materials, copyright status and copyright holders may be found in the metadata fields Access, Use and Reproduction, and Copyright Statement for each Compass object. If you have any questions, click the Contact Us button on the object page to contact the holding institution for more information.