Giving to Special Collections

Through the generosity of donors of both materials and funds, Special Collections is able to build collections that serve students, scholars, and the general public, enhance in-person and online access to our unique holdings, provide educational public programming and exhibitions, and preserve the history of Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley. Please consider giving today!

Provide Financial Support
Monetary donations for Special Collections may be made online or by check payable to the LSU Foundation. If paying by check or online, please indicate your gift is for the Special Collections Acquisitions and Support Fund. Checks should be made payable to the LSU Foundation and mailed to Hill Memorial Library, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

Donate Materials
Curators for books and manuscripts work with potential donors to identify materials that are appropriate for the collections.

Tara Laver with donor L.P.Bordelon

To inquire about donating books, contact John Miles,, 225-578-6547.

To inquire about donating manuscripts, archival materials, or photographs,
contact Gina Costello,

The following resources produced by the Society of  American Archivists provide additional useful information for individuals and organizations interested in making a gift of materials to institutions like LSU Libraries Special Collections:

Thank you!