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Successful Fundraising for the Academic Library by Laura Sloop Henzl, Kathryn Dilworth

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Archives and special collections

Abstract

Archives and special collections are the libraries’ secret weapon, and the university archivist can be one of the library development professional’s best fundraising colleagues. Archives are of interest to a wide range of potential donors because of a general fascination with archives and because of specific interests reflected in collections in the archives. The university archives are often a portal into the larger mission for the libraries and a great place to start the cultivation process for donors who may not think they have an affinity with libraries.

Keywords

Archives; Special collections; Nostalgia; Archivist

In a time when libraries are becoming more about technology and digital resources, ...

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