As you may know, with very minor exceptions materials
in our collections have been donated by members
of our communities. This has enabled us to create
an archive with an incomparable range of material
representing diverse lesbian lives and cultures.
We are truly pleased you are considering donating
material to the Archives, adding to the depth
and breadth of its collections.
Mabel Hampton working her way through
some of the materials
(click to enlarge)
There are two ways you can support the Archives with the
donation of material. You can donate material for placement
in our regular collections (books,
videos, CDs, DVDs, t-shirts, magazines, journals, graphics,
etc.) or you can donate your personal or organizational papers
and memorabilia and we will create a Special
Collection for you.
Each of these requires some preparation, if possible, which
will make our work much easier. In the case of your own personal
collection, it will also help to insure that your life or
organization is represented in the way you see it, rather
than with a structure we impose. Please read "Donating
Materials for Placement in Our Regular Collections"
or "Creating and Donating Your
Special Collection" for instructions.