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:
The Nora Roberts American Romance Collection: Additions to this collection are selected by library staff and faculty advisors. Donations from community members are not accepted. Exceptions will be considered at the discretion of the archivist and/or library director.
The Richwine Collection: Additions and donations to this collection are selected by faculty members from the McDaniel College English Department
Stanton Collection: Collection is open to donations from the following authors: Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, Robinson Jeffers, Rockwell Kent, D.H. Lawrence, Sinclair Lewis, H.L. Mencken, Gertrude Stein, John Steinbeck, and Virginia Woolf. First editions or other notable editions are accepted.