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Users may, within the scope of the permitted uses referenced above, print, copy, or save copies of the archival records.  Users may also create and publish links to the SSDA website but may not make any use of the names or trademarks of Vanderbilt University without further written permission.  Nor may the Users make use of the names of the respective archives without explicit permission from the archives. 

ATTRIBUTION. When citing records from the SSDA website, users are requested to cite both the institution that holds the original records and the website, using the following format: [Author]."Volume Title". Document held at the [Institution Name, City, Country]. Available online at  Slave Societies Digital Archive (SSDA).

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