It is recommended that potential donors first contact email@example.com or 570-577-3101 to discuss the material they wish to donate to ensure that it does not duplicate existing holdings or the materials is outside Special Collections/University Archives' collecting scope. Sending or dropping off material without contact is strongly discouraged.
Relationship of the material with Bucknell University and its overall long-term research value.
Resources available to physically arrange, properly preserve, describe, and promote use of the material.
Duplication of existing holdings.
Physical condition and need for conservation treatment.
Housing and space requirements.
Donors are required to complete a Deed of Gift before the donation is formally accepted by Special Collections/University Archives. The Deed of Gift will become a permanent record of Special Collections/University Archives and documents custody of the gift as well as specifies intellectual property rights, restrictions on the use of materials, and permission to digitize and exhibit donated materials.