Use Restrictions and FAQs

Punahou Archives follows and adheres to the Punahou School Student and Parent Code of Conduct. In addition, below are guidelines for all researchers and inquiries to follow:

Copying and Publishing Materials

  1. To facilitate research, users may request copies of archival materials, with the understanding that not all requests may be fulfilled.
  2. Users may be required to provide a brief abstract (100-250 words) about their project, book, publication, etc.
  3. Archival materials used in research must be cited (footnotes, bibliography, caption, etc.) in any resulting publication and the Archives must be credited for all reproductions in publications.
  4. Researchers must seek written permission from the copyright owner to reprint or publish archival materials in any way.  The Archives assumes no responsibility for any infringement of Copyright Law.  Requester is responsible to obtain the copyright holder's permission for the publication or reproduction of all materials, published or unpublished.
  5. One copy of publications resulting from extensive research at the Archives or containing reproductions of materials from the Archives must be submitted to the Archives within 60 days of publication.
  6. Please read the Copyright Law of US Title 17, United States Code at:

Citation Requirements

Please include the following elements when citing Punahou Archives materials:
  • Author or creator's name; title of Work; Date; Publication information; Collection name; Box and folder; Punahou School Archives, Honolulu, Hawai'i.
For digital assets:
  • APA 6th generation citation formal for digital images

Credit Requirements

For reproductions of Archival materials in publications, please use the following credit:
  • Punahou School Archives, Honolulu, Hawai'i.

Take Down Notice & Disclaimer

Take Down Notice

Punahou School values the rights to intellectual property. If you believe that there is something that should not be used because incorrect permission has been received, direct your inquiry to: We will investigate and address the concern appropriately.


In receiving a reproduction from our holdings, you assume all responsibility for infringement of copyright or other rights in your use of the material. You must agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Punahou School and its Trustees, officers, agents, and employees from and against any and all liabilities, losses, demand, penalties, costs, expenses, attorney's’ fees, lawsuits, fines, judgments, or causes of actions, including but not limited to claims relating to infringement of copyright, trademark, invasion of rights of privacy or publicity, or libel that arise either directly or indirectly from any use by the requestor of the images and/or materials provided by Punahou School Archives.

You also must not use the name of Punahou School Archives or Punahou School in any manner which creates any false association between you and the image, materials, the Archives, and/or Punahou School, or that incorrectly imply any sponsorship or endorsement by the Archives, Punahou School, or any third party rights holder.

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