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About the LRC: Assessing Materials

Working with the LRC to Assess Materials Before Donating

Be aware that the LRC reserves the right to dispose of any donated materials if they no longer meet the needs of the LRC collection. As stated in the LRC Sample Donation Letter,

In the event that these donated items lose their value as a learning resource and/or become overly burdensome or expensive to maintain in the future, then at that time the University will be free to transfer or dispose of the property without further consultation with me as the original donor, or my heirs.

If you simply wish to donate materials to the LRC and you agree that any materials may be discarded the future, simply complete your list of items and gift offer letter as described above.

However, if you wish to limit your donations to items that the LRC is likely to retain (i.e. you do not wish to donate materials which are likely to be discarded), please send your list of potential donations to LRC staff before completing your gift offer letter. We will be happy to review your list and identify which items we are likely to retain. The LRC cannot guarantee that any donated items will be retained in perpetuity, but we may advise which items are likely to be retained.