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How to Donate to Gallaudet University Archives
King Jordan Student Academic Center 1255
NOTE: Due to the upcoming major renovation of the Merrill Learning Center, the Archives is currently occupying temporary space, which is very limited and does not easily allow large-scale processing. Due to these space limitations, prior to accepting any donation, we require a preliminary email conversation with a member of our Archives staff, please contact us. Then we will set an appointment to review the collection on Zoom or VP. Additionally, be aware that unsolicited donations may be at risk for recycling. Finally, we may ask that you accommodate us by:
The Archives collects materials related to Gallaudet University, including, but not limited to:
The Archives is also unusual in that its collection seeks to collect, organize, and preserve d/Deaf* history and culture for our unique global community. To that end, donations we will accept include:
*- We recognize the cultural specificity of the “d/Deaf” distinction and in no way mean the use of the term to be exclusionary.
Please do not send donations without first consulting with a member of Archives staff. You can begin this process by contacting us.
Once it is agreed that your donation is of historical and/or research value, you may ship them to:
Gallaudet University Archives
800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695
We are happy to consult with you on the best home for your donation and how to assure that your items are as well-preserved as possible until they reach their destination.
Yes. People make financial gifts to the Archives most often because they want to assure the best of care for their donations, which are often of a significant size and which require resources beyond the scope of a typical annual budget for the Archives.
Additionally, people sometimes make financial gifts to support the Archives’ work in a specific area, such as digitization.
Should you decide to make such a gift—whether through an immediate monetary contribution or via planned giving—consider contacting the Office of Development.
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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