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 is greatly appreciated. Contemporary materials as well as traditional Californiana are added to the collection. Please email us so that we can help you determine if the California History Room is an appropriate repository for your collection.
If you are considering donating items to us, please send us an email for further information. The following two online publications from the Society of American Archivists also offer donation guidance:
The California State Library has established a restoration fund for those who wish to contribute to the conservation and preservation of the existing collections. Monetary gifts to this fund or to the State Library in general, may be sent to:
Please specify that your donation is to be used for the California History Section. For information about the Foundation, visit its website .