Contact: Gwyneth Thayer, Associate Head and Curator, (919) 513-3315
Many of the Special Collections Research Center's Manuscripts and Rare Books holdings come from donations, including materials offered by faculty, leading academics, Friends of the Library, NC State alumni and supporters, and members of the public. The Special Collections Curator reviews materials offered for donation to determine whether or not they have significant historical or scholarly value to the library and to the university.
Donations may be accepted depending on certain criteria, including their relevance to key Special Collections collecting areas, condition and format of the materials, and overall scholarly research value. The storage environment for all SCRC materials is carefully monitored to provide a controlled climate and proper security for long-term preservation. Incoming donations are processed by SCRC staff and made available to the public for research in the NCSU Libraries' Special Collections Reading Room located in the D. H. Hill Library.