This Takedown Policy covers the web sites, and (the "Site/s") and the services ("Services") available through the Site/s. These Sites are operated by Chicago Collections Consortium ("CCC" or "we"). This policy only applies to CCC. It does not apply to the practices of companies or organizations that CCC does not own or control, or to people that CCC does not employ or manage.

Copyright can be hard to determine, especially with material in archival collections. All the material on these sites has been put online for educational or non-commercial use. If you feel that you have a copyright claim to materials displayed in Explore Chicago Collections, please contact us at and include in your communication information about the material in question so that we can identify and take down the material. We will then refer your information to the Chicago Collections member institution that has put up the content.

Changes To This Takedown Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Takedown Policy at any time, so please check for change notices on a regular basis. If we decide to change our Takedown Policy in a material way, we will post a prominent change notice on the Site, and we may notify you by email of those changes so that you continue to be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Takedown Policy, please contact us at, or visit the Chicago Collections contact page.

This Takedown Policy was last updated on May 1st, 2019.