You can make a valuable contribution to the archives by donating your historical materials to be preserved for future generations. If you are interested in making a donation, please contact:

Alyse Hennig
Assistant Archivist
St. John’s University

To learn more about what kinds of materials we collect, please view the following guides:

Organizational Records (PDF)

Examples of organizational records:

  • Articles of incorporation, constitution, charters, bylaws, etc
  • Correspondence between officers, members, and other constituents
  • Planning and legal documents
  • Agendas and minutes of meetings
  • Board of Directors files
  • Committee documents
  • Reports (annual, committee, etc.)
  • Internal memoranda
  • Meeting and conference materials
  • Organizational charts
  • Directories
  • Newsletters, brochures, flyers, and other organizational publication
  • Press releases
  • Research and subject files
  • Architectural records
  • Audio and visual materials
  • Photographs
  • Company memorabilia

Personal Papers and Memorabilia (PDF)

Examples of personal papers and memorabilia:

  • Personal papers and correspondence (including emails)
    Professional files or records relating to the individual’s civic, business, religious, political, and social activities. These records may document the purpose, policies, and activities of churches, political organizations, businesses, economic interest groups, community groups, voluntary associations, professional associations, and other collective enterprises
  • Legal documents
  • Genealogical information
  • Speeches, lectures, talks
  • Photographs (labeled) of family, friends, and contemporaries, and places associated with you, such as your childhood home, places you have visited, etc.
  • Albums, scrapbooks
  • Audio and visual materials
  • Diaries and journals
  • Oral histories, memoirs/reminiscences
  • Memorabilia
  • Published or unpublished manuscripts of articles and books
  • Research, especially notes and notebooks