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Donations to the Archives and Special Collections

Interested in donating to the Archives or Special Collections?
The Carroll University Library adds only materials which support the Archives and Special Collections mission statement.

Items collected or accepted as gifts include: official papers of the university, public or private works of staff, professors, and offices of the university that relate to the university, publication of the university and its students, items descriptive of student life, and other information that provides historical information on the university.

We cannot accept copies of original items.

What are we currently looking for? Check out our Archives Wish List.

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Items not needed by the Carroll University Library may be disposed of through exchange, donation or physical destruction.  The Library does not have the resources to prepare detailed inventories of gifts and by law the Library can assume no responsibility for estimating the value of gifts.

The following conditions apply to gifts:

  1. Gift materials should contribute to the history of the university.
  2. The archives will not accept gifts with conditions as to their disposition or location except by expressed permission of the library director.
  3. The Archives and Special Collections does not accept duplicate copies of materials.
  4. Items requiring preservation attention beyond the capabilities of this university will not be accepted.
  5. The archivist cannot legally appraise gifts for tax or inheritance purposes.
  6. Material to be deaccessioned may be returned to the donor, gifted to a more appropriate repository, or discarded.
All gifts must be approved by the Archivist Amelia Osterud at 262-650-4888 or for more information.
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The Vorhees Library, 1920s

Archives Wish List:

  • Anything Carroll-related from the 1840s-1920s
  • Carroll student newspapers from 1857-1874 & 1878-1894
  • Photographs of campus, students, faculty, and activities
  • Carroll related memorabilia
  • Student writing and documents
  • Faculty papers
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