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Usage and Access Policy

Policy Statement
The aim of the Esperanza Digital Archive Collection is to preserve, retain, and provide access and context for the materials we have digitized. We encourage people to use the available audiovisual materials to advance knowledge and encourage others to utilize these records in educational ways. As a testimony of the organizational and community history of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center, these video archives provide a visual gateway into the past of one of San Antonio’s oldest social justice cultural arts organizations.

Using Videos from the Online Digital Resource Page
For video clips hosted on our website, access and usage can be utilized without a fee, but require that you submit a usage form found below. You are free to stream the video as many times as needed as long as the usage is for educational purposes. Please note, the material in the video is still subject to rights of privacy, rights of publicity, and other restrictions. 

Notes on Third Party Copyright Holdings
File(s) may contain copyright protected content such as music, performances, artistic processes, and other items acknowledged by intellectual property laws. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions when publishing or otherwise using the materials. You are solely responsible for determining whether your use of any digital object requires the permission of any other person or entity, or determining whether you can exercise your fair use rights. When the Esperanza begins to provide full copies, written clearance from a rights holder is required before the Esperanza will proceed in processing your request. The Esperanza will also provide a receipt with the proper citation and credit lines. The Esperanza will not issue or sign written “permission” or “licensing” agreements. 

Citations for the video clips are required and should be written as follows [From The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center Archives] along with the

[date of creation] [identification number] For complete higher resolution versions, citation will be produced in conjunction with processing requests.

Accessing Higher Resolution Copies
At this moment, the Esperanza cannot provide the complete high resolution copy of our digitized video. We are currently investigating this option and would encourage requests for future usage. Please refer to the following form to inform us of your interest and we will respond as soon as we can with more information. 

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Esperanza Archive Request for Use

  • full name not required
  • for patrons planning to use videos in classrooms, trainings, discussions, etc.