This paper is a case study of an active deaccessioning program at the American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming. The essay discusses decision making and methods for incorporating deaccessioning as a collection management tool. It reasons that a structured approach on the part of the repository can increase the value of the remaining collections, mitigate the anger and disappointment of donors whose material is being deaccessioned, build relationships with other repositories, and make more collections accessible.

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