How to donate original materials


ACT Heritage Library Original Materials Donor Kit

Enquire About Donating Original Materials

It is essential that potential donors contact the ACT Heritage Librarian prior to deposit of material.

You can do this by:

Link to Enquiry to Donate Original Materials form (Word 43KB)
Link to Enquiry to Donate Original Materials form (PDF 82.8KB)

Guidelines for Preparing Society or Business Records

Read this guide for more information about donating society or business records, including what records are suitable for transfer.

Link to Guidelines for Preparing Society or Business Records (Word 42.5KB)
Link to Guidelines for Preparing Society or Business Records (PDF 94.9KB)

Guidelines for Preparing Personal or Family Papers

Read this guide for more information about donating personal or family papers, including what records are suitable for transfer.

Link to Guidelines for Preparing Personal or Family Papers (Word 43.5KB)
Link to Guidelines for Preparing Personal or Family Papers (PDF 111KB)

Preliminary Box List

Once the ACT Heritage Librarian has agreed to accept your original materials, you should pack the records ready for transfer. A list of contents in electronic form should be provided for each box, using the preliminary box list form.

Link to Preliminary Box List template (Word 42KB)
Link to Preliminary Box List template (PDF 59.1KB)

Link to Preliminary Box List example (Word 40KB)
Link to Preliminary Box List example (PDF 91.6KB)

Deed of Gift

A Deed of Gift must be completed for all material donated to the ACT Heritage Library.

Link to Deed of Gift form (Word 82KB)
Link to Deed of Gift form (PDF 80.6KB)

Other information to help you care for records