Donating Materials

    The State Historical Society of Iowa builds its object, photograph, manuscript, audio-visual and other collections through public donations and with limited purchases of new material. The collection committee uses selection criteria guided by a collection management policy and collecting plan. All offers will be carefully evaluated and considered, however not everything will be added to the collection. The society does not accept materials under permanent loan agreements. For more information please contact us.

    The State Historical Society of Iowa does not provide authentications or monetary appraisals of documents, photographs or other historical resources. For assistance in in these areas, please visit the Society of American Archivists or American Society of Appraisers.