Conditions of  Use and Copyright Information


This site is the web version of the physical exhibition, Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz: Photographs by William P. Gottlieb, displayed at the University of Virginia Library’s Special Collections department in Alderman Library from November 2003 to March 2004. The site is housed at the University of Virginia; it has been created to enable public access to these materials in support of teaching, research, and scholarship.

The site contains images of original photographs by William P. Gottlieb, and letters, manuscript items, and a variety of printed material from University of Virginia Library’s Special Collections. In accordance with the wishes of William Gottlieb, these photographs entered into the public domain on February 16, 2010, but rights of privacy and publicity may apply. Privacy and publicity rights protect the interests of the person(s) who may be the subject(s) of the work or intellectual creation. Users of photographs in the Gottlieb collection are responsible for clearing any privacy or publicity rights associated with the use of the images. All portraits of jazz musicians are © William P. Gottlieb. For additional information, see the copyright information on the Library of Congress’s Gottlieb photographs site:

For additional information and photographs, browse the Library of Congress’s site at:

Or visit William P. Gottlieb’s personal site at:

Educational institutions or affiliated individuals, school teachers, news organizations, and members of the public are all welcome to link to individual images or other content held by the University of Virginia Library posted on the site and to download selected material for the above-authorized purposes.

 Acknowledgment for U.Va. Library materials should be given to the site as follows: Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz exhibition: Harlem Renaissance materials © 2003 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.


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Site Sources & Copyright Information

Texts: Text regarding the jazz musicians and their portraits is the work of William P. Gottlieb and is © William P. Gottlieb.

 All other text in this exhibition is the work of University of Virginia Library staff and is © 2003 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.

Images: The images of the jazz musicians are by William P. Gottlieb and available through the Library of Congress’s Gottlieb photographs site or Gottlieb’s personal site; see the information and URLs listed above. The images of the Harlem Renaissance materials are from Special Collections at the University of Virginia. Where known, the original photographer or source of the image is identified. For any items created and owned by the University of Virginia, high-resolution images should be requested from Digital Curation Services at: