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McDaniel College Archives: Special Collections Development Policy

Special Collections Development Guidelines

Special Collections encompass rare and/or valuable historic materials that do not have a direct connection to the College's history. Due to space and resource limitations, the Archives is not accepting donations for new special collections. Exceptions will be made for materials that have demonstrable use for the curriculum or research interests of faculty or staff. Such donations must be accompanied by an intention of use statement from a sponsoring faculty or staff member. 

Any other exceptions will be determined at the discretion of the archivist and/or library director. 

Current Special Collections Policies

The following special collections are maintained by the Archives and Hoover Library, and have individual collection guidelines: 

Special Collections materials which may fall out of the scope outlined in this policy will be reviewed by the archivist and/or library director on a case-by-case basis. 

Adopted: February 2023