Copyright/Licensing Terms of Use

Doc hands out postcards to children on a beach in Greece in 1971.

The content on this website, derived from the Edgerton Collection, is copyrighted to MIT unless otherwise noted.

1. Guidelines for website use of low-resolution images
(≤ 72 dpi)

You may use images downloaded from the Edgerton Digital Collection (EDC) website for non-profit or academic purposes free of charge. We ask that you submit a request (see form at very bottom of page) and identify the images you use with an appropriate caption and a clear credit line as follows:

© 2010 MIT. Courtesy of MIT Museum.

 Where possible, we would appreciate it if you could also include a link from your website to ours: Edgerton Digital Collections:  ‘Doc’ Edgerton, Visionary Engineer.

Keep us informed about how you are using materials from our website, as we are keen to document the ways in which Edgerton’s images are perceived, interpreted, shared and transformed in today’s digital world.  Thank you!

2.  Guidelines for print, electronic and video publication of high-resolution images (> 72 dpi)

For high-resolution image publication of Edgerton materials in print, electronic or video format or any other use, we require that you sign a Permission Use Agreement and provide prepayment of associated Reproduction Fees.  EDC images must be provided with an appropriate caption and a clear credit line as follows:

© 2010 MIT. Courtesy of MIT Museum.

You will also be asked to provide one copy of your publication or product for the Museum’s records.

Most permissions are granted for a one-time, non-exclusive right to publish a single edition in a single language.  Additional uses require additional permission to publish and the payment of additional fees, and are determined on a case-by-case basis.

Fees are determined by the publication’s anticipated use and market.  Current use fees for national, non-commercial use range from $20 to $80 per item for still images.  Please be in touch regarding current fees for commercial uses and for videos.  Prepayment of fees can be made by check, money order or credit card through the Museum’s secure online site.  Special rates apply to the MIT community.

At this time, the MIT Museum does not provide high-resolution images from the Edgerton Digital Collection for personal use.

Please provide as much detail as possible about your publication proposal in the request form below (see bottom of page), along with full contact information.  Normally you should allow two weeks for your request to be confirmed and processed.

For additional information regarding general MIT Museum image reproduction services and fees, go to:  Museum fee details.

3. Citation guidelines

When permission to publish material is granted, the suggested citations are given below.

For Edgerton laboratory research notebooks:

Laboratory Notebook [##], [date], [page#], Harold Eugene Edgerton Papers, 1889-1990 (MC 25), Institute Archives and Special Collections, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

For images:

Edgerton, Harold E. Image title. Date. MIT Museum, Cambridge MA. Object Number. MIT Museum, Edgerton Digital Collections. Date Accessed.

For example:

Edgerton, Harold E. Aerial view, Santorini (Greece) – 1967. MIT Museum, Cambridge MA. HEE-SC-01368. MIT Museum, Edgerton Digital Collections. Accessed: 21 September 2009.


4. Permission Requests


For Permission Requests to use material from this site, please refer to the MIT Museum Image Request page at: