Many of our past and current projects have been made possible through the financial support of interested donors. If you are interested in making a gift to the Norwich University Archives, please contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 802-485-2300.
We currently use volunteer assistance to monitor eBay for manuscripts and other archival materials related to the history of Norwich University. If you would like to bring our attention to Norwich-related items on eBay, please contact Archives friend and volunteer, Robert Guptill, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many of the collections in the Norwich University Archives came to us through the generosity of alumni, students, former faculty and staff members, and their families. Our archivists are available to work with any potential donors to identify and make accessible historically valuable records. Donations of materials might include archival records, manuscripts, personal papers, photograph collections or rare books.
If you have papers that you are interested in donating, you can read more about what we collect or email us to discuss your specific materials.
How to Donate
Donations of archival records can be dropped off during regular hours or during appointments. Materials can also be mailed to the archives at the following address:
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663 USA
Before donated materials can be added to our collections, donors will be asked to review and sign a deed of gift transferring ownership of their gift to the Norwich University Archives.
The deed of gift will also outline our agreement with the donor in regard to any restrictions placed on access to the gift. We prefer to provide the public with unrestricted access to as many of our collections as possible. In cases where a donor wishes to restrict access to specific documents, our staff will be happy to work together to determine a reasonable set of restrictions.
Monetary Appraisal for Tax Deductions
It may be possible for donors to take a tax deduction for donations of rare books or archival materials. Interested donors should speak with their tax consultant or attorney to learn more about this possibility. Archives staff are prohibited from providing monetary appraisals of gifts. Any appraisal of donated materials for tax purposes should be completed by the donor prior to making a gift of the materials. If donors experience difficulty finding qualified appraisers in their area, we recommend consulting the Association of American Antiquarian Book Sellers or Appraisers Association of America.
It is our understanding that the Internal Revenue Service requires a formal appraisal from a qualified appraiser if you plan to claim a deduction of more than $5000. For contributions of less than $5000, a formal appraisal may not be necessary although a statement of the method used to determine the fair market value is still required. Please contact your tax consultant for guidance.