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Tuesday, August 6 • 9:00am - 10:15am
810 - Doing Good Deeds: Working with Donors and Deeds of Gift

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From drafting boilerplate language to managing collection restrictions, nearly every archivist works with collection gift agreements at some point in their career. Recognizing the pivotal role these formal agreements play in defining collection accessibility and building donor relationships, how can archivists draft deeds of gift that are more transparent—both to donors and to respective job successors? How do we address previous structures and conditions in legacy donor agreements that may no longer align with internal and external archival best practices? How do we write agreements that successfully address electronic records, oral histories, sensitive materials, or other special cases? This session dives deeper into contemporary deed of gift practices across the profession, offering case studies, insights, and solutions.

Kathryn Hujda: Doing Good Deeds, and the Ethics of Executing Gift Agreements
Sarah Bost: Transforming the Deed of Gift for the 21st Century
Xaviera Flores: Solidarity, Not Appropriation: Writing Deeds that Benefit Both Community and Institution
Amanda Lanthorne: Adapting Deeds of Gift When Working with Vulnerable Communities
Candace Ming: Keeping the Film: Collecting Home Movies and Cultivating Relationships

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Kathryn Hujda

Manuscripts Curator, Minnesota Historical Society

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Sarah Bost

Ontology Research Associate, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Biomedical Informatics
Sarah Bost was the Student Success Archivist at the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture until January 2019 when she joined the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences as an Ontology Research Associate.
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Candace Ming

Media Conservation and Digitization Specialist, National Museum of African American History and Culture
Candace Ming is the Media Conservation and Digitization Specialist at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. She is a graduate of NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program. She is the former Project Manager/Archivist of the South... Read More →

Xaviera Flores

Librarian and Archivist, University of California, Los Angeles
Xaviera Flores is the Librarian and Archivist for the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and oversees all library, archives and museum services. She works closely with students and donors to build stronger ties between the community and UCLA.

Amanda Lanthorne

University Archivist, San Diego State University
Amanda Lanthorne is the University Archivist at San Diego State University where she works to preserve, organize, and provide access to archival collections related to university history as well as local and regional history.

Tuesday August 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am CDT
301/302, [Level 3]