Two types of donations – items donated by the heirs of the creator, and donated materials not created by donor. Collections are donated to libraries and institutions because:

▪ There is recognition that the material has historical significance.

▪ There is a desire to preserve the legacy; particularly when the collection relates to the life and career of a composer, performer, or music historian/musicologist.

▪ There is a tax deduction available to the donor.

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