Donate Money

We invite you to join us as members of the Denver Public Library Friends Foundation. Your designated gifts to the Friends Foundation are dedicated to supporting and enhancing the status of Special Collections and Archives at the Denver Public Library as one of the world’s pre-eminent centers for research in Western Americana and related disciplines.

Funds of $100 or more may be designated for Special Collections and Archives and used to enhance collections, produce programs, and for other ongoing departmental needs not covered by the library’s general operating budget. When making this donation, please mention that your gift should go to Special Collections and Archives.

Donate Materials

The Special Collections and Archives (SCA) at the Denver Public Library is dedicated to collecting, preserving and sharing historical resources related to Colorado and the West. The SCA is one department with two locations - the Central Library and the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library (BCL). The collection at the Central Library focuses on Denver and the American West, genealogy, environmental conservation, and the 10th Mountain Division. BCL preserves the heritage and contributions of African Americans in Colorado and the West. We collect records from individuals, families, organizations, businesses and social movements that reflect our diverse and complex history. Your donations will provide community education as well as encourage scholarly research.

More information about our donation guidelines and procedures can be found in our Donor Packet.

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