Information about the agreement Form

Why do I need to sign an agreement to submit my diary, and what’s on the form?

It is common practice for archival repositories to request that collection donors (such as yourself) sign an agreement, often called a deed of gift, that outlines the rights and permissions that will be applied to the donated materials (such as your diary). Additional information about archival deeds of gift in general.

We have created a standard agreement (deed of gift) form specifically for this project. The standard Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis: Document Your Story Project agreement form can be completed and signed online.

Summary of the type of information that is requested on the form:

The agreement also includes a series of statements to which you are agreeing, most of which are standard for archival deed of gift forms:

What if I am not comfortable with the terms and options available on the standard agreement form?

We hope that you will be able to find an agreeable option from the existing choices on the standard form. However, if at any point in the process you are uncomfortable with the available choices or have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We understand that a diary is a very personal thing, even in the best, most ordinary of times. We appreciate your willingness to share your thoughts and experiences with us for future generations of researchers, and we want you to feel comfortable about how your diary will be accessed and utilized.

What if I change my mind about donating after I complete the form?

This agreement form does not constitute an obligation to donate. It only governs how we will handle anything that you do place with us. We will understand if you have second thoughts and change your mind later about donating. We care about our donors (and potential donors) and want you to feel comfortable placing your diary with us. Please feel free to contact us if at any point you have concerns, doubts, or questions.