What legal considerations are there for my donation?


All new donors must sign a deed of gift, which transfers rights for the donated materials to the Walter P. Reuther Library. The donor and the archivist will negotiate the deed of gift together. Special accommodations can be made to it depending on the nature of your collection.

The Walter P. Reuther Library will care for and make available to researchers all archival collections according to standard professional practices and any restrictions stated in the deed of gift. The Reuther Library reserves the right to reject part or all of any donation and to dispose of it as provided in the deed of gift.

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