Donations

Donations of all kinds of materials relating to the history of California are welcomed. Your assistance in helping the State Library preserve a record of our times for future research and educational use would be greatly appreciated. Contemporary materials as well as traditional Californiana are added to the collection. The curator of Special Collections can help you determine if the California History Room is an appropriate repository for your collection.

Two online publications from the Society of American Archivists offer donation guidance:

Guide to Donating Your Personal or Family Papers to a Repository

Guide to Donating Your Organizational Records to a Repository

The California State Library has established a restoration fund for those who wish to contribute to the conservation and preservation of the existing collection. Monetary gifts to this fund, or to the State Library in general, should be sent to:

California State Library Foundation
1225 8 th Street, Suite 345
Sacramento Ca 95814
(916) 447-6331

Please specify that your donation is to be used for the California History Section. For information about the Foundation, visit its web site.