Donate Materials

Donating Materials to Special Collections

The Special Collections Research Center collects, preserves, and makes available rare books, manuscripts, papers, and records in support of the academic programs of the University of Chicago.  The distinctive holdings of Special Collections have grown through many generous gifts from trustees, faculty, students, alumni, and friends.  We welcome inquiries from those interested in making a gift of materials to enrich the research and teaching resources of Special Collections.


Transferring University Administrative Records

Administrative files and other materials created by University of Chicago offices in the course of regular business and management of programs should be transferred to the University Archives when they are no longer being used on a regular, active basis.  Please consult the University Archives guidelines for transferring administrative records.

Supporting the Library

Those interested in making a gift in support of the University of Chicago Library can obtain further information from Library Development about donating immediate-use and endowed funds.