Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit
Interviewee Oral History Agreement
1. In consideration of the recording and preservation of my oral history memoir by
the Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit, Washington, D.C., and its employees
and agents (hereinafter “the Society”), I, ABNER J. MIKV A, except as otherwise provided
herein, do hereby grant and convey to the Society and its successors and assigns all of my rights,
title and interest in the tape recordings and transcripts (including the diskette containing the
transcripts) of interviews of me, as described in Schedule A hereto, including literary rights and
copyrights. All copies of the tape recordings and transcripts are subject to the same restrictions
herein provided.
2. Pages 1-33 of the transcript Interview No. 6, dated October 29, 1996, and tapes
8A&B relating thereto shall be closed to all users until my death, except with my express written
3. It is agreed that the Society shall not authorize publication by scholars, researchers
or others of the transcripts or any substantial part thereof during my lifetime without my express
written permission, but that the Society may authorize scholars, researchers, and others to make
brief quotations therefrom without my written permission.
4. I may authorize biographers or others to read and quote at length from the
transcripts and to use the tapes of my interviews with or without the Society’s permission.
During my lifetime, I may determine which, if any, biographer may have authority to use all or
any part of the transcripts in any biography.
5. I also reserve the right to use the tapes and transcripts and their content as a
resource for any book, pamphlet, article or other wTiting of which I am an author or co-author.
6. I authorize the Society, subject to the above-stated exceptions and reservations, to
duplicate, edit, publish, or permit the use of said tape recordings and transcripts in any manner
that the Society considers appropriate, and I waive any claims I may have or acquire to any
royalties from such use.
Daniel M. Gribbon