Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Emancipation

Online Site Support Notebook: Exhibition Credits

Please use the following credit information on materials you produce to accompany the exhibition. Also see “Further Guidelines for Sponsor Acknowledgement” below. Libraries that do not used sponsor credits or logos as instructed may not be selected for future exhibition tours or other ALA Public Programs projects. If you have a space problem, please check with the Public Programs staff to edit these credits.

“Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation” has been organized by the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, New York City, in cooperation with the American Library Association Public Programs Office. This exhibition was made possible by major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, promoting excellence in the humanities, and the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, created by Congress and charged with planning the national celebration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday.

Further Guidelines for Sponsor Acknowledgment:

(When in doubt, ask the ALA Public Programs Office!)

The credit above and/or sponsor and funder logos should appear on all printed and other visual materials related to the exhibition, including press releases, brochures, publications, invitations, program flyers, advertisements, press kits, announcements, Web sites and local posters. It should also appear on any signage at the entrance to the exhibition. On all materials, credits or logos should appear in a type size that is readable and appropriate to the overall design.

  • Logos: Please use the Huntington Library, Gilder-Lehrman, NEH, Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, and ALA logos on materials whenever possible, especially on smaller PR pieces. Logos may be found on the Forever Free web site and on the PR CDs you received at the workshop.

  • In speaking to or sending press releases to newspaper reporters, radio and TV interviewers and other media personnel, please stress that full sponsorship and funding credit should be included in all articles and features.
    Some libraries include a line set off at the beginning of press releases saying "
    Editor: Please do not edit out sponsorship credits in paragraph __."

  • At press events and in public programs: The sponsorship of the NEH, the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, the Huntington Library, the Gilder Lehrman Institute and ALA should be acknowledged orally at the beginning and end of press conferences, public programs, and other public events connected with the exhibition, and at the beginning and end of radio or television interviews. Use the official exhibition credit as a guide.

  • Local sponsor credits: Local sponsor credit must follow the
    Forever Free exhibition credit line and be in a type size no larger than the exhibition credit. The exception is materials or programs entirely supported by another funding source. In those cases, it is still necessary for the credit line or logos to appear, but the additional sponsor's credit may appear first and in a larger size.

  • Three copies of all printed press coverage and PR materials must be submitted with the library’s final report to ALA. However, only one copy of CDs, DVDs, tapes or cassettes is required.