Donor & Community Consultations

Service Description

Woodson Research Center can provide expert advice on the following:

  • Personal archiving
  • Process of donating or selling materials to an archive
  • Donating electronic or audio/visual materials to the Woodson
  • Appraising your books or personal collections

Personal Archiving

How should you take care of your family’s books, photos, textile, and digital objects?

Process of Donating or Selling Materials to an Archive

Interested in placing your materials at Woodson Research Center or possibly another archive?

  • Discussion of fitting the collection overall
  • Donating / Deed of Gift
  • Selling
  • What to expect

Donating Electronic or Audio/Visual Materials to Woodson

Appraising Books or Personal Collections

An appraisal can help determine the fair market value of materials for purposes of negotiating a sale or a tax write-off associated with donating the materials. Woodson Research Center suggests the following resources to help you begin conducting research on a suitable appraiser for your collection. The Woodson cannot provide appraisals because it would be a legal conflict of interest.