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Privacy Policy

We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we collect and store certain information automatically.

What We Collect and Store Automatically

If you do nothing during your visit but browse through the website, read pages, or download information, we will gather and store certain information about your visit automatically. This information does not identify you personally. We automatically collect and store only the following information about your visit:

The Internet domain (for example, “” if you use a private Internet access account, or “” if you connect from a university’s domain) and IP address (an IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web) from which you access our website

  • The type of browser and operating system used to access our site
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages you visit

If you linked to our website from another website, the address of that website may be collected. We use the information we gather to count the number and type of visitors to the various pages on our site. This process helps us make our site more useful to visitors like you.

Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)

A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to your computer allowing it to remember specific information about your web session while you are connected. Your computer will only share the information in the cookie with the site that provided it, and no other website can request it. There are two types of cookies, session and persistent. Session cookies last only as long as your browser is open. Once the browser is closed, the cookie disappears. Persistent cookies store information on your computer for longer periods of time. uses session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable improved navigation through the site, or to allow you to customize your preferences when interacting with the site. Like many sites, our website uses “persistent cookie” technology. A persistent cookie is a small text file that a website places on your web browser so that it can gather anonymous summary demographic information, and remember your browser when it is used to visit our site again later.  These cookies uniquely identify a browser on a computer, but not a person. In other words, if the same person uses Chrome and Firefox, two unique browser cookies will be assigned, one for each browser, so that person will be counted as two different visitors because each visit is based on browsers, not computers or individuals. We use persistent cookies in two ways, both of which enhance your experience on our site while also protecting your privacy:

To remember you when your browser comes back to the site, so we don’t invite you to participate in an offered action (like fill out a survey)  each time you visit.

To get aggregated analytics on site usage in order to understand how individuals are using the site and how we can improve the experience, we may use web metrics services such as Google Analytics to track activity on, but only ever to receive aggregated traffic statistics anonymously.

We may also gather anonymous summary demographic information about our visitors such as gender, age range, and areas of interest by using Google Analytics reports. When you visit a website that has partnered with the Google Search Network, Google stores a number in your browser using a persistent cookie to remember your visits. This number uniquely identifies a web browser, not a specific person. Browsers may be associated with a demographic category, such as gender or age range, based on the sites that were visited. This demographic information is used to help us better understand our visitors’ interests and needs to more effectively develop content to serve you.

Most Internet browsers automatically accept persistent cookies. Although using persistent cookies creates a much better experience for you, this site will also work without them. If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can edit your browser’s options to stop accepting persistent cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from the websites you visit.

If You Send Us E-mail

You may choose to provide us with personal information, as in an e-mail with a comment or question or by filling out an email web form. We use this information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. Sometimes we may forward your e-mail to other  associates, or cooperating organizations who may be better able to help you. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, we do not share our e-mail information with any other outside organizations.

Links to Other Sites

Our website has many links to our partners, especially various non-profit or governmental agencies. In some cases we link to private organizations. When you click one of these partner links, you are no longer on our site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site.


Many thanks to the numerous archivists, administrators and historical foundations that have allowed us to use or link to their photographs. If you have any questions or concerns about any content used in this site, please contact us at