Who donates to The ArQuives?
YOU DO! We are interested in preserving the records and legacy of LGBTQ2+ stories and lives, and we welcome your legacy to become part of ours. We recognize that the LGBTQ2+ community is rich and complex, and we especially welcome stories from those that have not traditionally seen themselves reflected in The ArQuives collection.
We need you now more than ever.
Interested in donating?
Our collecting interests include, but are not necessarily limited to: personal and organizational records, books, periodicals, love letters, journals, visual art, newspapers, photographic materials, audio/visual materials, clothes, costumes, sex toys, broadsides, posters, flyers, artifacts, and electronic media. Material in any format may be donated as long as it can be accommodated and preserved.
If you are considering donating books or artifact to The ArQuives, please compile a list or briefly describe the items and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you. If you are interested in donating personal or organisational papers, it is not necessary to organize your items before you bring them to the The ArQuives. You can drop them off as is.
Dropping off material
Donations can be made during our Public Service Hours:
6:30pm – 9pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and 1pm – 5pm on Fridays
Each donation requires a Deed of Gift Agreement to be completed, with a signature from the donor confirming the terms of the donation. You can review and/or fill out the Deed of Gift before you bring material in (or email us for a copy). We can also answer any questions you might have about the agreement.
Not ready to part with your records just yet?
The ArQuives allows for the transfer of materials at a later date. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about planning to make a donation in your will.
For more information, to queery about an item you want to donate, or make a donation outside our public service hours please contact email@example.com.