Guide to the Giving Pledge Letters

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1360
Creators:
Gates, Bill, 1955-
Buffett, Warren
Giving Pledge, LLC
Dates:
2010 - 2015
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.3 Cubic feet
1 box
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of letters or statements from 62 persons agreeing to Warren Buffett's and Bill Gates's challenge to donate 95% of their wealth to charities.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series. Alphabetical.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
In 2010, billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates challenged other very wealthy Americans to commit themselves to giving at least 95% of their wealth to charities, creating The Giving Pledge.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Research access on site by appointment. Some of the letters contain addresses or other private information and access is restricted to photocopies. The letters can be viewed at http://givingpledge.org/ . The letters are alphabetically arranged, most often with a photo of the donor.
Preferred Citation
Giving Pledge Letters, 2010-2015, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
The letters are on loan to the National Museum of American History.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Philanthropists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Letters (correspondence) -- 2010-2020 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Charities Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives