Frequently Asked Questions
Private papers are those created, held and maintained by an individual or organization.
Yes. Documentation on your personal life helps us and researchers understand who you are.
Yes. You should only donate documents of which you are the sole and rightful owner.
Yes. You can get a tax receipt for your private/personal documents only. We will have the materials evaluated at your expense.
Yes. If you have to empty your office, we can help.
No. Always speak to the Archivist in charge of acquisition. He will let you know what, when and how to donate your records. You may hold information that will help us understand your documents and the context of their creation.
Yes. We do this through the donation agreement.
Yes, there is a provision in the donation agreement for that purpose.