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Lynn University Archives

Gifts and Donations

Gifts and donations to the Lynn University Archives must be discussed with the Director of the Library and the Archivist prior to donation. Due to the high cost of processing donations, the Archives reserves the right to decline gift offers at its sole discretion. Donors who offer materials or collections which the Archives declines may be referred to other libraries or charitable book donation programs.

The Archives will follow the general Library Gift Policy.

In general, the Archives considers the following not to be acceptable as gifts:

  • Materials which duplicate existing holdings or fall outside the scope of the Archives Collection Policy;
  • Gifts to which the donor has attached conditions or restrictions, such as retention, housing, classification, and use;
  • Photocopies or facsimiles of original materials;
  • Damaged and/or brittle materials;
  • Materials that may be affected by mildew or mold;
  • Materials heavily marked by pen or pencil;
  • Artwork of any kind.