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Special Collections/University Archives


Donations to Special Collections/University Archives collections are welcome, however, potential donors must first contact or 570-577-3101 to discuss their donation and verify with staff that it is within collecting scope and does not duplicate existing holdings. It is strongly recommended that donors not send materials without first contacting Special Collections/University Archives.

Criteria for accepting donations

Acceptance of donations will be guided by the Special Collections/University Archives’ collection policy as well as the following criteria.

  • Relationship with Bucknell University and its academic mission/curriculum.
  • Available resources to physically arrange, describe, and promote use of the material.
  • Duplication of existing holdings.
  • Long term research value.
  • Physical condition and need for conservation treatment.
  • Housing and space requirements.

Donors are required to complete a Deed of Gift  before their donation is formally accepted by Special Collections/University Archives. The Deed of Gift will become a permanent record of Special Collections/University Archives that documents intellectual property rights, restrictions on the use of materials, and permissions for the digitization and exhibition of donated materials.

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