Security and Privacy

Thank you for visiting the History, Art & Archives website. This site is a collaborative project between the Office of the Historian and the Clerk of the House's Office of Art and Archives.

The following security and privacy statement applies only to this website. Websites of other offices of the House of Representatives may have their own policies.

Rights and Reproduction

The information on this site is considered public information and may be distributed or copied unless otherwise specified, using the citation information provided on each page.

Images on this site are provided as a contribution to education and scholarship. Unless otherwise noted, all images are from the Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives. For information regarding rights and reproduction of images, contact the House of Representatives Office of Art and Archives at (202) 226-1300, or by e-mail at

Some images may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). Do not duplicate without permission from the copyright holder. Copyright information is provided whenever possible, but it is ultimately the responsibility of the user to determine and satisfy the copyright and other restrictions.

Collected Information

We respect the privacy of our visitors. We will not obtain personal information about you (for example, your mailing address) when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information.

The following information is collected on this website and may be retained for an unlimited period of time:

  • The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example, if you are using an America Online account);
  • The Internet Protocol address of the computer you are using;
  • The type of browser software and operation system you are using;
  • The date, time, and length of your session;
  • The pages your visited;
  • The Internet address of the websites from which you linked directly to our site or the Internet address of the computer used to link to our site.

E-mail addresses provided for the History, Art & Archives monthly update will be used solely for the distribution list. Except for site security or law enforcement purposes, we will not use any collected information to identify individuals who have visited this site.


To enhance your experience, this site employs cookies. Cookies are secure text files placed in your computer's browser to store your browsing preferences. Cookies used on this site do not store any personal identity information.

Site Monitoring

For purposes of site management and security, this government computer system uses software programs to create summary statistics, such as the number of visitors to different sections of the site and what information is of most interest. The software programs also help determine technical design specifications and identify possible system performance or problem areas.

Unauthorized use, tampering with, or modification of this system or its supporting hardware and software may violate federal and other statutes and may subject the violator to criminal and civil penalties under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act. In the event of an unauthorized intrusion, all relevant information regarding possible violation of law may be provided to law enforcement officials.


The History, Art & Archives website links to other websites. The Office of the Historian is responsible only for the accuracy and presentation of information on this site and not for the content of linked sites. When visitors use a link on this site to access another site, they are subject to the privacy and security policies of that site.

Contact Information

Please send your questions/comments about this security and privacy statement to:,, and