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All archival material in the Lead Belly Archives is held under copyright.

The House of Lead Belly Archives consists of material obtained from various sources. Additional items within the collection are also protected by copyright, trademark and/or restrictions held by others.

The House of Lead Belly does not issue licenses for Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter’s lyrics or text.

For permissions to reproduce any of Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter’s writing or other materials (i.e. scanned reproductions or textual transcriptions of lyrics, manuscripts, correspondence, etc.), please contact 

Terika Dean