Statement on Outdated Language

Some historical terms and images in our catalog records and our Special Collections materials may be considered offensive and inappropriate by today’s standards.

These terms and images are products of the eras in which they were created and do not necessarily represent the Library’s views then or now. While our digitized collections have been retained in their original forms to preserve the integrity of the historical record, we may revise or expand the wording we use in our catalogs and databases to provide context and clarity.

If you encounter language you’d like us to reconsider, please let us know by completing this form

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