Special Collections & Archives Fund

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In 2017, VCU Libraries launched an endowment to support Special Collections and Archives’ rare and unique materials with a challenge grant of $30,000 from an anonymous donor. VCU Libraries met the challenge and created the endowment. Gifts have continued to grow this fund and the endowment is steadily growing toward a goal of $1 million.

Special Collections and Archives collects rare and unique materials for research and teaching. VCU’s focus is in subject areas such as comic arts; artists’ books; Richmond history, including businesses, civic associations and professional organizations; African-American, women’s and LGBTQ community histories; social movements and activism; materials on the history of health care in the Commonwealth and medical artifacts.

A gift to the Special Collections and Archives Fund is a powerful giving opportunity for those interested in helping VCU strengthen its Special Collections and Archives. A gift to the fund helps us acquire materials for our collections, and then preserve those collections for many generations to come. This fund also provides revenue to support projects and programs focused on our collections, improve access to collections through contract work and fund continued staff development.

To learn more about ways to contribute to this giving opportunity, please contact: Kelly J. Gotschalk, Director of Development and Major Gifts, (804) 827-1163.