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INSTITUTE ARCHIVES AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

Sample gift agreement

NOTE: Only use an original agreement supplied by the Archives.

I, (Donor), do hereby give to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Institute) the papers and other materials described in the Appendices attached, all copyrights which I have in such materials, and all literary and artistic property rights which I have in such materials as are unpublished, including the right of first publication and all copyrights, whether such property rights are conferred by law, statute or equity, except in such works as have been generally published prior to the date of this agreement.

Such papers and other materials, and all copyrights which I have in such materials and all of the aforementioned literary and artistic property rights in such materials shall be administered by said Institute in accordance with the regulations and procedures of the Institute Archives.

The Archivist may dispose of or transfer materials which will not be maintained in the permanent collection.

The terms of this agreement shall apply to the papers and other materials described in the Appendices attached, notwithstanding that some papers and other materials are described in an Appendix delivered subsequent to the effective date of this agreement.

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(Donor)
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Date

The gift herein above described is accepted on behalf of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, subject to the terms, conditions, and restrictions herein set forth.

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Kathy D. Vitale
Associate Recording Secretary
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Date
Appendix no. ______

Date prepared _________________

Appendix to agreement signed by

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on __________________________.