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Special Collections Donations: What to donate

Page Overview

This page focuses on what you can donate.

Contact us with any additional questions or to plan your visit to our reading room, located on the 1st floor of the library.

What we accept

Listed below are examples of the types of materials that are often valuable to the researcher:

  • Correspondence
  • Early books/journals
  • Memoirs/diaries
  • Scrapbooks/photo albums
  • Professional papers
  • Speeches/lectures
  • Articles/essays
  • Legal documents
  • Meeting minutes/reports
  • Brochures and fliers
  • Awards/certificates
  • Photographs
  • Audiovisual materials
  • Pins/buttons

Gaps in our Collection

We have a few gaps in our collection, and we are actively seeking out particular materials:

  • Yearbooks from 1930s and 1960s
  • Homecoming/Lyceum materials from 1950s

What we do not accept

  • Books with heavy mold or mildew           
  • Books that are physically dirty
  • Books previously owned by us, but discarded

Selection of donated materials

Donated materials

A selection of donated material that we will access and add to our collection.