The Hannah Arendt Papers

The Hannah Arendt Papers: Copyright and Other Restrictions

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Copyright Status:
Copyright in the published writings of Hannah Arendt contained in the collections of her papers that are in the custody of the Library of Congress is held by the Hannah Arendt Literary Trust. Copyright in her unpublished papers contained in such collections has been dedicated to the public, with the important exception of papers which, at the time of her death in 1975, were the subject of contracts with publishers. Copyright in all such contracted materials is retained by the Hannah Arendt Literary Trust. Harcourt, Inc. acts as literary agent for the Trust and may be contacted at: Harcourt Trade Publishers, 15 East 26th Street, New York, New York 10010, Attention: Subsidiary Rights Department.

Preferred Citation:
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information:
Folder Title, Hannah Arendt Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Materials Reproduced with Permission:
Permission has been granted to the Library of Congress to reproduce items from the following series in this collection. For further use or reproduction contact the rightsholders listed.

Correspondence, General, 1938-1976, n.d.

Adolf Eichmann File, 1938-1968, n.d.

Subject File, 1949-1975, n.d.

Speeches and Writings File, 1923-1975, n.d.

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The Hannah Arendt Papers