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Donating

The Holyoke History Room is a growing collection dedicated to preserving and promoting research on the history of Holyoke from its beginnings to the present day.  We actively collect historical materials related to the city's history from individuals and organizations.  Our collecting emphasis is on original materials with informational or research value (photographs or negatives in all formats, manuscripts, correspondence, documents, original maps)  that tell the stories of Holyoke's people, buildings, businesses, institutions, and cultures.  Donations can range in size from a single original photograph or document to a collection of materials.
 
We try to ensure that items added to the collection are in usable condition and do not duplicate materials already at the History Room.  The History Room also maintains a Local Authors collection. 
 
If you have an item or items you are considering donating to the Archives, please contact the Archivist, Eileen Crosby, at 413-420-8107.  She will arrange to speak or meet with you at your convenience. 

Monetary and memorial gifts are also much appreciated and are used to develop, preserve, and promote use of History Room collections.