The Kathryn A. Martin Library's Archives and Special Collections department collects, organizes, and preserves the historical record of the University of Minnesota Duluth and the history of the surrounding region of Northern Minnesota. Our priorities in adding to the Archives and Special Collections are undergraduate curricular support and the preservation of the history of the University of Minnesota Duluth and Northeastern Minnesota.
Review this guide, including the links on the left, for an overview of the types of materials we collect. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-726-8526 to discuss a potential donation.
With rare exceptions, we do not collect the following:
Potential donations that fall outside of our collecting scope may be referred to other archives or museums.
The Archives does not purchase materials.
Donors should be aware that all gifts are accepted with the understanding that upon receipt the University becomes the owner of the material and, as such, reserves the right to determine retention, location, cataloging treatment, and other considerations relating to the use and disposition.
See below for our Donor Agreement form:
All potential donations must be approved by the Archivist before the transfer of any materials.
Please contact us at email@example.com or 218-726-8526 to discuss a potential donation.
In certain circumstances, it may be possible for a donor to take a tax deduction for the donation of a collection to a repository. Speak with your tax accountant or attorney about this possibility. Archivists cannot give tax advice nor are they permitted to appraise the monetary value of a collection that is under consideration for donation to their repository. It is up to you, as the donor, to arrange and pay for any such appraisal (from the Society of American Archivists brochure Donating Your Personal or Family Records to a Repository.)