Monday, September 14, 2015

Acquiring, appraising and accessioning

  • Donations
    • Be proactive, but avoid accepting items inappropriate to your archives policy
    • Always complete a deed of gift form
      • Name of the donor
      • Name of the recipient archives
      • Description of the material
      • Conditions of deposit or access restrictions (if any)
      • A statement including transfer of ownership (and copyright)
      • Date of the acquisition
      • Signatures of both the archivist and the donor
Deed of gift forms
Sample deed of gift forms:
Council of Nova Scotia Archives

White Rock Museum Archives

University of Victoria Libraries

Deed of gifts
Society of American Archivists. A Guide to Deeds of Gift


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