Tree thumbnailManuscripts add invaluable information to the historical record. Creating a manuscript program at a historical institution helps protect and preserve these vital documents.

This leaflet outlines how an organization should approach developing a manuscript collection program.

The author has developed steps to help professionals think about the scope of the project and what ethical guidelines should be put into place for collecting manuscripts.

Technical guidelines show the necessary steps for transfer of ownership and how to address other issues from donation.

Technical Leaflet #131 (1980)

For more information on similar topics, please refer to Technical Leaflet Bundle 1, Archive Basics.