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Special Collections Donations: What is a Deed of Gift?

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This page focuses on what is a deed of gift.

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What is a Deed of Gift?

The deed of gift is a form you will be required to sign once you make a donation.

The components that make up a deed of gift:

  • Name and address of the donor
  • Title and description of the materials donated
  • Transfer of ownership 

Transfer of Ownership

The deed of gift is a formal and legal agreement between the donor and Special Collections and Archives that transfers ownership of and legal rights to the donated materials.

Signing the form

Document

The deed of gift form is an official agreement between the donor and Special Collections and Archives.