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Donations & Giving

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives has been built with the support of many truly generous and caring people. These gifts tend to fall into two major types: financial and gifts in kind.

Financial Giving:

Financial Gifts are handled through the Office of Institutional Advancement, and specifically through the McFarlin Library Development Officer, Amy Gerald.

The McFarlin Fellows contributions also allow us to purchase rare books and manuscripts. The Ben Graf Henneke Society contributions allow us to bring in notable speakers for the Fellows dinners.

Gifts in Kind:

Gifts in Kind are items, papers, and other tangible goods that people have chosen to give us. Many of our best known collections and materials have been donated to us.

Anyone wishing to offer a Gift in Kind should contact the Librarian of Special Collections.  Acceptance is based on our Gift Policy, our Collection Development Policy, and sometimes other practical or substantive considerations.

At the time of the gift, a Deed of Gift should be created and signed.

Gifts will be acknowledged by letter from Institutional Advancement, and often a further thank you may be sent by the Librarian of Special Collections, or the Dean of McFarlin Library.