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Consistent with our role as a special collection of rare items in a major public university committed to a teaching and research mission, the Harry W. Bass Business History Collection of the University of Oklahoma Libraries is pleased to grant permission for non-exclusive, global, media neutral use of our digital objects of public domain items without charge, for non-commercial personal, research, and study purposes only. Permission to use digital objects is not an authorization to publish. By using the digital objects, User agrees to the following conditions:

  • Let us know of the use of any digital items.
  • User will include the following attribution statement: "Items courtesy Harry W. Bass Business History Collection, University of Oklahoma Libraries." 
  • If an item is intended for use in a publication, User agrees to secure the permission in advance (contact email), and recognizes that permission to publish does not constitute a waiver of any intellectual property rights that Bass Business History Collection may have in the objects or images. If permission is granted, User agrees to send a complimentary copy of the published work to: Bass Business History Collection, University of Oklahoma, 401 W. Brooks, Rm. 521, Norman, OK 73019-0528.


Nothing shall be construed as granting authorized users or any third party any interest in or to the digital objects or the content they contain. All rights in and to the items and content that are not in the public domain are expressly reserved by the Harry W. Bass Business History Collection.