Donate to the Archives of American Art

Only 35% of our funding comes from the federal government. We rely on foundations and individual donors like you for the remainder. Please consider a donation and help us ensure that significant records and untold stories documenting the history of American art are collected, preserved, and shared with the world.

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Donating Papers

The Archives of American Art collects primary source materials—original letters, writings, preliminary sketches, scrapbooks, photographs, financial records and the like—that have significant research value for the study of art in America.


Find out how to give your papers, records, recordings, or other primary source material to the Archives of American Art.



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