Course:2: Acquiring Your Collections
Lesson:Lesson 4: Acquiring Historical Records and Establishing Legal Control of Them
Topic:Legal Control


Legal Control

Legal control of historical records involves both the intellectual and physical content of the records. Your objective is to document the transfer of the papers, books, audiotapes, videotapes, or other physical media and their content. This acquisition process can be documented using:

  1. Purchase agreements
  2. Deposit agreements
  3. Deed of gift agreements

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It's critical that you document your acquisition process.