Archival collections frequently need financial support to enable timely processing and to underwrite the costs of long-term high security storage. Such funds are used to organize, maintain, and care for our collections so that they be preserved and made available for future generations. Examples of how your direct funding may be used include:
- Hiring additional staff for large-scale arrangement, description, and metadata creation projects.
- Purchase of acid-free, lignin-free containers that aid in preservation efforts.
- Conservation of fragile and deteriorating materials.
The Woman’s Collection and University Archives encourages its patrons and friends to consider making a financial donation. Gifts made in honor or in memory of a family, friend, corporation, or an organization are always welcome. Monetary gifts play a crucial role in supporting the Woman’s Collection and University Archives, its collections, and its outreach programs. Here are just a few opportunities that would benefit from your financial gift:
- Collection Acquisition and Preservation – a contribution to the collections acquisition and preservation projects supports collection development and the preservation of manuscripts and records vital to our cultural heritage. Also provides support for the purchase of research collections or specific books. Many collections of books are donated to the Woman’s Collection each year, but there is an ongoing need to buy rare and uniquely significant pieces to match the research and curriculum needs of our users.
- Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II – Help us continue to build, preserve, and make available our world-renowned WASP Collection.
- Whirly Girls International – Help us to build a digital repository dedicated to this international group of women helicopter pilots including Germany’s Hannah Reitsch.
- Women Military Aviators –
- – A contribution that enables the Woman’s Collection to provide job opportunities to undergraduate or graduate students interested in the field of archives and public history. These funds support paid internships and general student staffing focused on a specific collection.
- Outreach Programming – Support for outreach programming enables the Woman’s Collection and University Archives to continue its ambitious outreach programs, including presentations, workshops, seminars, lectures, exhibits, educational materials, and digital projects.