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The Utah Division of State History accepts donations of historic material in order to further the dissemination and understanding of Utah history.

General Information for Donating to the Utah State Historical Society

If you would like to consider donating your historic materials to Utah State History, contact manuscript curator Melissa Coy,  We are interested in historical materials that are unpublished and one-of-a-kind, such as:

  • letters
  • diaries
  • professional and business papers
  • speeches/lectures
  • minutes/reports
  • memoirs/reminiscences
  • photo albums and photographs
  • genealogical information
  • maps
  • artifacts
  • architectural drawings
  • audio and video recordings
  • printed materials

Contrary to popular belief, major newspapers do not need to be saved. They are microfilmed or digitized and are available to a worldwide audience.

Born digital items, such as files from a digital camera, are also considered for donation please see our Born Digital Guidelines for specifications.

Monetary donations are also accepted. those making a financial donation may specify the uses of their donations.  If you would like to make a financial donation, please contact Director Don Hartley.