Donating a Collection
No One Important. . . Think Again
I don't want to throw away grandmother's diaries, but I have no where to store them.
Why would anyone want my grandfather's letters? He wasn't anyone of notoriety.
Memory books, letters, photographs and other family papers are not only important to you, but to Special Collections as well. They provide insight into all the aspects of life surrounding a period of time, from forms of dress to politics. Researchers use these primary resources to collect information about social climate following an event or customs of a particular culture, and many other studies in history. Donating your personal, family, or organizational materials to Special Collections ensures that those items will be carefully preserved and available for research.
What We Collect
Special Collections collects manuscripts, books, and other primary source materials pertaining to and reflecting history, culture, economy, politics and society of Milledgeville, Baldwin County, and contiguous counties. Special Collections also collects materials for the University Archives, as well as materials that support the major collections such as the Flannery O'Connor Collection and Paul D. Coverdell Papers. If you are an alumnae or member of the community interested in donating a collection, please call us at 478-445-0988.
The Society of American Archivists offers online guides and informational pamphlets on donations that you may find helpful as you consider finding the appropriate archive for your collection.
- A Guide to Donating Your Personal or Family Papers To A Repository
- A Guide to Donating Your Organizational Records To A Repository
- A Guide to Deeds of Gift