We obtain most of our collection of artifacts and documents through the generosity of members and the general public, and if you own items that you think might be appropriate for our collections, we would love to hear from you. Here is some important information to help you take the next steps!
We consider every donation offer carefully to ensure that any new collection item meets our collection policy and that we can care for the item in perpetuity. Before contacting us, you may wish to review the following guidelines:
For questions, more information, or to let us know about items you think may be a good fit for our collection, please contact our Collection Department to discuss your potential donation. We cannot consider potential acquisitions immediately over the phone or accept unsolicited objects.
The IRS considers it to be a conflict of interest for collecting institutions to supply monetary appraisals or authentication for items donated to their collections, so it is the donor’s responsibility to obtain such an appraisal if interested.
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