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Special Collections Donations: What do we do with your donation?

Page Overview

This page focuses on what we do with your donation. 

Contact us with any additional questions or to plan your visit to our reading room, located on the 1st floor of the library.

Assessment of materials

Acceptance of gifts will be determined by the following criteria:

  • Do the materials fit with in the scope of Special Collections and Archives mission?
  • Are they chiropractic, or part of a related health care field?
  • Do they fill in a gap in our collection?
  • Are these materials benefical to researchers?
  • Do we already have these materials?

Removal of materials

The library has the right to discard any gifts in poor physical condition. Donated items that will not be incorporated will be discarded, sold or given to another library.

Acceptance of materials

  • Donated materials that fit within our scope, will be added to the collection.
  • We will send a letter of acknowledgement for your donation and deed of gift.
  • Acknowledgment of donations via bookplates can be done upon request.
  • The materials will be arranged, cataloged and preserved.
  • They will be made accessible to researchers at Palmer, the Chiropractic community and the general public (unless otherwise stipulated in the deed of gift). 

Monetary Appraisals and Tax Deductions

  • We are unable to provide receipts for tax purposes. 
  • The Library does not appraise donations or attest in any way to the value of the materials for legal reasons.
  • If donors want an appraisal, they need to make their own arrangements before delivering the materials to Special Collections and Archives.

Adding to the collection

Photo of the Archives

Once materials are accepted, we will arrange, catalog and preserve them for future generations.