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How to Donate Materials
The Texas Collection appreciates your interest in donating in-kind gifts of manuscripts, books, personal or organizational papers, and similar materials. To determine if your gift meets the Collection Development Policy of The Texas Collection, please contact our Director, John S. Wilson or a staff member by e-mail, telephone (254) 710-1268, or write to us at: One Bear Place #97142 Waco, TX 76798-7142
For additional information about donating archival materials, please visit the Society of American Archivists Site.
Materials Outside The Collection Development Policy The following items cannot be accepted at this time. The Archivist can refer you to other Baylor University institutions and museums which may accept these donations.
- Plaques, trophies, statues, flags, framed certificates, and ribbons
- Newspaper clippings
- Coins, clothes, and other 3-dimensional artifacts
- Family Bibles (will accept copies of the genealogy page)
How to Donate Funds
Monetary gifts—both large and small—to The Texas Collection are appreciated. You may designate your gifts for particular endowment funds, for current operations of The Texas Collection, for acquisitions of rare and new books, for acquisition of archival items or collections, or for general use by the staff for enhancement of Texas Collection services or programming.
Potential donors are invited to contact the Director at (254) 710-3457 or to send an e-mail message to John S. Wilson.The Director will be glad to discuss the process of funding general and specific needs. We invite donors to become active in expanding the work of The Texas Collection.
You may also donate online using the following links.
The director's excellence fund provides additional financial resources, materials, and general items not provided by the university annual budget. Giving to this fund helps to move The Texas Collection from good to great.
Established by Ms. Elizabeth B. White of Houston, Texas, this endowment provides funding for purchasing resources on the foodways, cookbooks, and the culinary history of Texas. Texans enjoy food, and everyone is joyously invited to support this Texas related cause.
Named for the long-time and much-admired director of The Texas Collection, this fund has helped provide the KWBU/NPR show "Texas Treasures" in 2009-2010. It is an undesignated fund for assisting with numerous Texas Collection projects both large and small. Giving to this fund helps The Texas Collection provide additional programming and services.