Q. Is there paperwork involved in donating items to the Archives and Manuscript Department?
Yes. For a donation of personal archives and other unpublished historical materials, the Southern University Archives Department requires a completed Deed of Gift. The Deed of Gift is the formal, legal agreement that transfers ownership and legal rights to donated materials.
Executing a Deed of Gift is in the best interest of both donor and the Archives. After discussion and review of the various elements of the Certificate, it is signed by both the donor or the donor's authorized agent, and an authorized representative of the repository. The signed Deed of Gift establishes and governs the legal relationship between donor and repository and the legal status of the materials. Click the link below for Deed of Gift Form.