Takedown policy

October 10, 2023

The Delaware Historical Society (DHS) strives to ensure that it has appropriate rights to provide access to items in its digital collections. These items are made available for research and educational use.

If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found materials in Delaware Historical Society Digital Collections that have been provided without permission, or the material is not covered by a copyright exemption under US copyright law, you may request the removal of the material by contacting the Collections and Access department at research@dehistory.org.

In your request, please provide:

  • Your contact information, including address, email, and phone number
  • URLs where you found the material
  • Details that describe the material (title, collection name, number of items, etc.)
  • Reasons why you believe that your rights have been violated, and pertinent documentation
  • A statement that you in good faith believe that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law, and
  • A statement that the information in your notification is accurate and that you are the rights holder or are authorized to act on behalf of the right holders

Upon receipt of a request, DHS staff will:

  • Promptly acknowledge the request via email or other means of communication
  • Assess the validity of the request
  • Upon request, DHS may temporarily remove the material from public view while we assess the concern.

Upon completion of the assessment, DHS will take appropriate action and communicate that action to you.


This statement has been adapted from takedown policies published by UC San Diego Library and Chicago Public Library.