Our websites include historical and primary sources from many cultures and time periods. Some content (or its descriptions) may be harmful and difficult to view. These materials may be graphic or reflect biases. In some cases, they may conflict with strongly held cultural values, beliefs or restrictions. We provide access to these materials to preserve the historical record, but we do not endorse the attitudes, prejudices, or behaviors found within them.
We encourage reports of harmful content. The DLG will forward your report to the owning institution. They will determine whether to change or remove the content. Institutions weigh potential harm, accurate preservation of the historical record, professional practices, and limited resources. The DLG will use all reports to better understand the issue and educate others.
For more information on potentially harmful content, please read our statement.