The Carter Library has extensive audiovisual (AV) holdings, including still images, audio, and moving images. AV research can be challenging given variables in formats as well as complexities when migrating information from analog to digital. The audiovisual reference staff can help you further navigate these holdings as well as purchase copies where available and applicable. Ask An Archivist to connect with an AV team member today.
To credit the use of Jimmy Carter Library special media material obtained from our holdings in an audiovisual production, such as a film, broadcast documentary, or online presentation, we ask that you provide the general credit line: Courtesy: National Archives and Records Administration, Jimmy Carter Library or Courtesy: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
To determine the cost of ordering copies of AV materials from the Library please view the associated Fees for Reproducing Audiovisual Materials.
While much of the Library's materials can be considered to be in the public domain, many other items (such as some donated historical material and WHCA news/broadcast videotapes, as examples) are subject to copyright law. The Jimmy Carter Library is part of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); for more information, view NARA's Permissions / Rights for Use of Special Media Records.
NARA does not confirm copyright status for any items, indemnify the user from legal or other action, or provide a definitive statement of public domain status, copyright, or other intellectual property or proprietary rights. Further, NARA does not license its content, or grant exclusive or non-exclusive publication privileges or usage rights to records. NARA can provide users with any information that was acquired with the material, such as accession files, agency catalogs, scripts and production files, and deed of gift agreements.
The Library makes open historical material and reproductions available for public access where applicable unless restrictions apply. It is the requester's responsibility to determine rights regarding further usage as well as obtain any needed permissions from the rights-holder(s.)
Viewing facilities may be available at the Library upon inquiry although it is strongly recommended you inquire in advance to confirm due to variabilities with older AV analog formats and viewing equipment. You may also inquire about purchasing reproductions of materials. Videos and footage examples have been uploaded to our YouTube page, as well.