Long after the Agreement Is Signed

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Conference Title

Society of California Archivists Annual Meeting


Society of California Archivists


Riverside, CA

Conference Dates

May 7-9, 2009

Date of Presentation



The speakers will present case studies on collaborations and arrangements made with donors and others to bring in and develop collections with statewide, national and international significance. The title Strangers in a Strange Land (referencing Robert A. Heinlein science fiction book) connotes an image of Special Collections staff operating in a strange world of publicists, attorneys, and literary rights executors, while donors and their representatives must operate in an unfamiliar world of research libraries with their requirements. Featured collections include the Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western Research Collection and the Gary Snyder Papers, University of California, Davis; the John Muir Papers and the Brubeck Collection, University of the Pacific; and the Robert A. and Virginia G. Heinlein Papers, University of California, Santa Cruz.

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