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Conditions of Use

The Charles W. Chesnutt Archive comprises a wide variety of resources, and conditions of use are governed by a range of rights. The policy of the Chesnutt Archive is to make as many of the resources as possible available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. Users should consult each item to determine the rights governing use.

In cases where the Chesnutt Archive does not hold the rights, users should contact the rights holder directly. For permission to use images of manuscripts, contact the holding institution directly.

You do not need to request our permission to link to the Archive or to individual items within the Archive. We prefer that your links to the Archive be targeted to the main page and that any links to individual items within the Archive be accompanied by a link to the main page.

To identify the Archive as a source of information, please include the complete title of the Archive, its URL, and the date you accessed it, along with the other relevant documentation. For example: Chesnutt, Charles W. "Baxter's Procrustes." June 1904. The Charles W. Chesnutt Archive. Gen. ed. Stephanie P. Browner, Matt Cohen, and Kenneth M. Price. Accessed 31 March 2021. <>.