Gifts and Donations

The Syracuse University Archives benefits from the generosity of the University community. Donations of documents, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia that help tell the story of the University, its students, faculty, and staff are always welcome.

If you would like to donate materials to the Archives, please contact staff at or call 315.443.3335.

While there is no required cash gift associated with the donation of materials, conserving and indexing collections, re-housing them in acid-free folders and boxes, storing them in an environmentally-controlled facility, and providing worldwide access via the web are costly tasks. Support from individuals and organizations who donate records is always appreciated.

If you would like to financially support the work of the Archives in its efforts to preserve the history of SU there are several options.

To Give Online:
Visit our secure online giving form. Where you can choose to give now, make scheduled payments or make your gift a tribute.

To Give by Postal Mail:
Send your check made out to Syracuse University Archives to:

     University Archives
     Syracuse University Libraries
     222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
     Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

To discuss planned giving opportunities please contact Ronald Thiele, Assistant Dean for Advancement at 315.443.2537 or by email at

Your generous donation could be used to purchase acid-free boxes and folders, create an historical exhibition, hire a student worker for a semester, or scan a portion of the 750,000 visual images in the Archives. Your gift to the Archives will ensure that we are able to continue our vital work toward scholarly research.

Donors to the Archives are acknowledged on the Libraries' Donor Honor Roll.