deed of gift

n. an agreement transferring title to property without an exchange of monetary compensation


Deeds of gift may be for real, personal, or intellectual property. In archives, deeds of gift frequently take the form of a contract establishing conditions governing the transfer of title to documents and specifying any restrictions on access and use.


Doylen 2001, 358Statements that . . . allow for deaccessioning should be included in the deed of gift. As [Gerald] Ham notes, "donor agreements cannot become the dead hand of the past; they must contain some option for reappraisal and deaccessioning."