Special Collections and Archives Fund
Special Collections and Archives on the Monroe Park Campus collects primary-source materials documenting the history of 20th- and 21st-century Richmond and Central Virginia. Manuscript collections include the papers of artists, writers, social activists and other prominent individuals, as well as the records of many community organizations. The historical records of VCU and one of its two predecessor institutions, the Richmond Professional Institute (RPI), also are housed in the Monroe Park Campus library, along with nationally significant collections of book art and comic arts.
Gifts to this fund will support enhanced space and the preservation, digitization and purchase of exemplary materials in the comic arts and book arts. Collections focused on LGBT, women's and African-American history and the artistic and creative communities in Central Virginia are of growing interest to researchers and our curators.
This new Special Collections and Archives Endowment presents an engaging and important giving opportunity for people interested in those topics as well as the many other collection strengths of VCU Libraries. This fund also is recommended for alumni who want to help with the continued preservation of VCU historic materials through our University Archives program.
To learn more about these giving opportunities, please contact Antonia F.D. Vassar, interim director of development and community relations, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (804) 827-1165.