Digital collections in the Syracuse University Digital Library contain some content that may be harmful or difficult to view. These materials are evidence of the time in which they were created and may contain language and images that are racist, homophobic, sexist, ableist, or otherwise derogatory and insensitive. These materials are presented for their historic and research value.
The Syracuse University Digital Library presents these materials as part of the historic record. Libraries staff are also seeking to balance the preservation of this history with sensitivity to how these materials are presented to and perceived by users.
Some subject headings in the Digital Library describe harmful content and are present to inform and guide researchers. Attention has been given to remediating outdated and derogatory subject headings from the Library of Congress Subject Headings and Faceted Application of Subject Terminology vocabularies. Attention has also been given to presenting preferred names for the people represented in our collections.
You can help us understand this issue and find solutions by reporting potentially harmful content. We will forward your report to the Libraries staff responsible for the content, and a determination will be made whether the content will be removed or its description changed. Libraries staff weigh potential harm against considerations such as accurate presentation of the historical record and professional best practices.