Terms of Use

Use of the PA History Society’s web site is permitted for non-commercial, personal, academic or research use only. The U.S. Copyright Law permits certain uses of copyrighted materials, if specifically provided, or if that use falls within the definition of “Fair Use” as described by that law. Transmission or reproduction, whether by electronic means or otherwise, of protected items beyond what is allowed by the limitations of the U.S. Copyright law requires the written permission of the copyright owner. If you use any of the material, any Copyright and other propriety notices should be kept intact with the material. Granting or withholding of permission to use materials that are under the jurisdiction of the collection’s staff is determined on a case by case basis, and a usage fee may be required depending on the type of proposed use, the amount of requested materials, or the time to gather the requested materials.

Request to use materials from the digital collection require the following information:

  1. Printed Name, position/title, mailing address, telephone and email address of person making the request.
  2. List of requested digital items with ID numbers to be transferred or reproduced electronically or otherwise.
  3. Brief description of intended use of material including purpose, audience, format, when and where to be used.
  4. Signed statement that individual has read the terms of use, understands the copyright restrictions described for the collection, and will not hold the PA History Society, its agents or collaborating institutions or organizations liable for any action taken by a plaintive who believes the requesting party is using the materials for any purposes other than intended or that infringe upon copyright law limitations.

When requesting materials for private research or educational use, please read and fill out our Terms of Use form. Please submit form to the archivist at the email address below.

If you would like to use any of our materials in a publication or any other for-profit pursuit, please fill out our Permission to Use form for the PA History Staff to review. Depending on the nature of the request and the purposed use of materials, permission may be refused. Materials that are given permission to use must be used “as is” and may not not be altered, modified, or distorted in any way.

Request for use of materials from the digital collection should be sent to:

The PA History Society’s Director and Archivist
E-mail: ContactUs@pahx.org
Telephone: (678) 417-8682; Fax (678) 417-8175

Copyright of Collections

Unless otherwise noted, all materials that are part of this Website, including images, illustrations, logos, icons, artifacts, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials are copyrighted and include trademarks, trade dress and/or other intellectual properties owned, controlled or licensed by the PA History Society, its agents or collaborating organizations and institutions. Copyright information is found in the catalog records, finding aids, or metadata that accompany the digital collection. When possible, we will provide information about copyright of digital items included in the collection and that are accessible on the web site. Users should be aware that some materials in this digital collection may be subject to additional restrictions enforced by collaborating institutions and organizations or may be protected by the U. S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U. S. C.). Reproduction of materials can be restricted by the host institution, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights or licensing and trademarks. As a user, you are ultimately responsible for determining copyright restrictions, for obtaining necessary written permission and for paying any fees necessary for the reproduction or proposed use of the materials.



Published work created using Physician Assistant History Society Archives materials should include a proper acknowledgment.

Bibliography example:

Physician Assistant History Society Archives, Johns Creek, GA. Box 2,Scrapbook, Stephen L. Joyner papers, 1964-1991.

PastPerfect ™ Digital Database Example:

Physician Assistant History Society Archives, Johns Creek, GA. Tom Piemme, Noel McFarlane, Paul Moson, and E.A. Stead, 1974, AAPA Photograph Collection, Object ID AAPA3.08.

Website Example:

Physician Assistant History Society, Johns Creek, GA. Biography, Piemme, Thomas E. (2011) Retrieved at http://www.pahx.org/piemme-thomas-e.

Copyright Basics

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Updated July 2022