Working in Paterson

Rights and Reproductions

While the Library of Congress is not aware of any U.S. copyright protection (see Title 17, U.S.C.) or any other restrictions on the material in Working in Paterson, except as noted below, the circumstances of the creation of some of this material may not be determinable. Users should keep in mind that the Library of Congress is providing access to these materials strictly for educational and research purposes. The written permission of the copyright owners and/or holders of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights) is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions.

Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item and securing any necessary permissions ultimately rests with persons desiring to use the item. See our Legal Notices and Privacy and Publicity Rights for additional information and restrictions.

Working in Paterson includes copy photographs of numerous historical still photographs, works of art, and other objects that are owned by the families or individuals identified in bibliographic records for those objects. The collection also includes audio and video interviews with individuals who consented to the inclusion of these selections in the Library of Congress' Archive of Folk Culture. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these copy photographs or interviews should contact the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for assistance.

The special character of collections that result from ethnographic field research is outlined in What is an Ethnographic Field Collection?. The American Folklife Center and the professional fieldworkers who carry out these projects feel a strong ethical responsibility to the people they have visited and who have consented to have their lives documented for the historical record. The Center asks that researchers approach the materials in this collection with respect for the culture and sensibilities of the people whose lives, ideas, and creativity are documented here. Researchers are also reminded that privacy and publicity rights may pertain to certain uses of this material.

The staff of the American Folklife Center encourages the public to contact the Center regarding the materials in this collection. If you are depicted in one of the photographs and would like to be identified online or have questions about use of your image online, we would like to hear from you. Additionally, if you are a participant in an audio or video interview and have questions about the inclusion of the interview online, please let us know. Our email and street addresses are as follows:

Library of Congress
American Folklife Center
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 20540-4610

Credit Line: Working in Paterson: Occupational Heritage in an Urban Setting. American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

The following item is included in this online collection with permission:

The postcard depicted in the photograph "Front of color postcard "Greetings from Paterson, N.J." with illustrations of some of the city's most prominent buildings; ca. 1950." (copyright Curt Teich & Co., Inc., Number 2C-H1147) is reproduced with the permission of the Lake County Discovery Museum, Curt Teich Postcard Archives.
Lake County Discovery Museum
Lakewood Forest Preserve
27277 Forest Preserve Drive
Wauconda, IL 60084


How to Order Audio and Photographic Reproductions

Copies of audio and photographic materials found in Working in Paterson may be ordered by writing to the Reference Librarian, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, D.C. 20540-4610. Please include your daytime phone number or email address and street address with the written request.

Please specify the items you are interested in having reproduced and the uses to which the materials will be put. If possible, send copies of downloaded printouts of the individual items being ordered.

To Order Copies of Sound Recordings

For phonoduplication requests, indicate the format (cassette, open reel, or DAT) you would like and the call number listed on the data record for individual audio tracks. The Library's Recording Laboratory charges at an hourly rate, comparable to that of local commercial studios and billable in quarter-hour segments, plus an initial start-up fee and the cost of tape and shipping. The current rate is approximately $110 for the first hour and about $90 per hour thereafter. If you order materials that are not consecutive, each "skip" from one item to another is calculated as five minutes of engineering time to be added to the total.

The American Folklife Center will forward your order to the Recording Lab. The lab, in turn, will send you a form to sign, indicating that you are taking responsibility for the copies you will receive. You will need to return that signed form together with the estimated prepayment, and the lab will then schedule the work. The process usually takes from six to eight weeks.

For further information, see "Ordering Copies of Recordings from Archive of Folk Culture Collections."

To Order Copies of Photographs

For photo duplication requests, indicate the size and format (slides, negatives, or prints) you would like to have and provide the photograph's caption. In addition, please supply your daytime phone number or email address. The American Folklife Center staff will contact you with information on specific ordering procedures, which may include contacting the photographer or owner of the photograph for permission.

For further contact information, go to the American Folklife Center contact information page.