Property Rights of the Collection

This collection is presumed to be the exclusive property of the University of Louisville and may be used for research purposes without specific permission from the University. Brief quotations are authorized; however, publication or reproduction in any form of any major portion of these papers must have written consent of the University of Louisville School of Law.

The user is cautioned that literary property rights are not covered by this permission to use. These rights derive from the principle of common law that the writer of an unpublished letter or other manuscript has the sole right to publish the contents thereof, unless he affirmatively parts with the right. The right descends to his legal heirs regardless of the physical ownership of the manuscript itself. Although this right is generally considered to pass into the public domain after fifty years, it is the responsibility of an author or his publisher to secure the permission of the owner of literary property rights in unpublished writing.

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